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CIA Director nominee John Brennan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee'. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Former CIA director John Brennan slammed Trump's response to the violence in Charlottesville


Former CIA Director John Brennan slammed President Donald Trump's response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, in a letter to CNN's Wolf Blitzer Wednesday.

"Mr. Trump's words, and the beliefs they reflect, are a national disgrace, and all Americans of conscience need to repudiate his ugly and dangerous comments," Brennan wrote. "If allowed to continue along this senseless path, Mr. Trump will do lasting harm to American society and to our standing in the world."

"By his words and his actions, Mr. Trump is putting our national security and our collective futures at grave risk," Brennan continued.

Brennan wrote the letter after Blitzer spoke publicly about losing all four grandparents to Nazism.

Brennan's letter comes just a day after Trump doubled down on his claim that "both sides," meaning the alt-right and the alt-left, are to blame for the violence that unfolded in Charlottesville over the weekend.

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