Zbigniew Brzezinski: 'I Literally Feel Embarrassed as an American' by GOP Presidential Candidates

Jimmy Carter's National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski had some harsh words for the Republican presidential candidates this weekend.

During an interview to be aired on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS Sunday, Brzezinski said, "I must say I literally feel embarrassed as an American when I see those people orate" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

FAREED ZAKARIA, HOST: In this fall’s election, you still prefer Obama to the alternative?

ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI: Oh, without a question, without a question. I mean, look at those Republican debates. I must say I literally feel embarrassed as an American when I see those people orate. One of them sounds like a medieval Savonarola. Another one is trying to explain why he has some of his wealth located in the Cayman Islands. And someone else would go back to 1780. And then there is someone who is using his credentials as a repudiated Speaker of the Congress to be president. I mean, this is just embarrassing.

This from a man that was National Security Advisor to arguably the worst president in American history.

Maybe more important, did you notice Zakaria smiling as Brzezinski was saying this nonsense?

CNN should be so proud of itself.


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Noel Sheppard
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Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.