'Our Jaws Hit The Floor' Over Trump 'Incompetence' With Classified Info: Ex Aide

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Donald Trump was so “mind-numbingly incompetent” about protecting classified information that White House staffers were “legitimately scared” about ever turning it over to him, a former Trump administration official said on MSNBC’s “Deadline White House” Friday.

“It’s not just that he criticized [Hillary] Clinton and then did something similar. He did something vastly worse on multiple occasions, so much so that we were scared — legitimately scared — to take sensitive classified information into the Oval Office and tell the president of the United States about it,” said Miles Taylor, who served as chief of staff to the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

“That’s how bad it was,” he added. “We would talk about it before we would go in when we got certain briefs — can we talk to the president about this? — because there...

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