50 foreign policy advisors and national security advisors, most of whom are currently retired and were part of the Bush administration have written a letter denouncing Donald Trump and saying he should not be the next President. The collective letter offered a scathing review of Trump saying:
"From a foreign policy perspective, Donald Trump is not qualified to be president and commander-in-chief...Indeed, we are convinced that he would be a dangerous president and would put at risk our country's national security and well-being... None of us will vote for Donald Trump"
The list of figures contains some prominent figures, including former director of the CIA and NSA, Michael Hayden, former Deputy Secretary of State and President of the World Bank Robert Zoellick, and Robert Blackwill, a long-time aide to Republican Secretary of States, ranging from Kissinger to Condoleezza Rice.
At the same time, none of the living Republican Secretary of States posted about the viewpoint, including Henry Kissinger, George P. Shultz, James A. Baker III, Colin L. Powell and Condoleezza Rice. The letter indicates further indicates that most of these figures indicated they would vote for Trump during the primaries but reversed their positions when he joked about the Russians hacking opponent's emails, adding:
"Unlike previous presidents who had limited experience in foreign affairs, Mr. Trump has shown no interest in educating himself. He continues to display an alarming ignorance of basic facts of contemporary international politics. Despite his lack of knowledge, Mr. Trump claims that he understands foreign affairs and 'knows more about ISIS than the generals do"
While none of the figures in the letter indicated they would vote for Hillary Clinton, some prominent Republicans such as former CIA Director Michael Morrell and Congressman Richard Hanna have indicated they will vote for Clinton.