Peter Westmacott, the former British Ambassador to the United States under David Cameron, has warned of the “shades of 1933 Germany” following Trump’s alarming rally in Phoenix, Arizona, and the example the President has now set for “autocrats…to play the same game more dangerously.”
During the rally, Trump had said he was willing to “close down our government” in order to build the Mexico border-wall he had promised during the election.
Shades of 1933 Germany. And an invitation to autocrats w/o America's checks & balances to play the same game more dangerously. Leadership?? https://t.co/AUkVEHmbiA
— Peter Westmacott (@PeterWestmacott) August 23, 2017
As Ambassador to the USA from 2012-2016, Westmacott is well-versed in diplomatic and political etiquette, and had previously warned of Trump’s White House “peddling falsehoods” about British intelligence.
Westmacott was reacting to the Director of National Intelligence’s claims that he was “scared and worried about the President’s fitness to serve and his access to nuclear codes” following the Phoenix rally.