Rumsfeld: Hillary Clinton's conduct 'disqualifying'
WASHINGTON — Donald Rumsfeld, a key architect of the Iraq war, announced Wednesday that he’s supporting Donald Trump, one of its biggest critics.
The former defense secretary in the George W. Bush administration said he’s never met Trump, but he’s certainly preferable to Hillary Clinton.
“I don’t even find it a hard decision,” he said. Rumsfeld pooh-poohed the candidate’s accusations that the Bush administration lied to get the country into war.
“I’m 83 years old, I’ve been through a lot of elections, and I’ve never found anyone that I’ve agreed with 100 percent of the time,” Rumsfeld said.
Rumsfeld said he’d “prefer” if Trump saw Iraq his way, but that Clinton’s conduct has been “disqualifying.”
He pointed to her mishandling of classified information, ethical lapses, and said the country needs “something other than what we’ve had in the last 8 years.”