Here’s former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on what he’ll do if Donald Trump wins the election:

Oh boy.

But it’s not just Trump that has him worried. Gates isn’t happy with many of the GOP candidates and what they’re saying on national security issues:

More from the Guardian:

Robert Gates, a Republican stalwart and former US defence secretary who served under eight presidents, has derided the party’s election candidates for a grasp of national security issues that “would embarrass a middle schooler”.

An ex-CIA director who first joined the White House under Richard Nixon, Gates joked that if frontrunner Donald Trump wins the presidency, he would emigrate to Canada. He condemned the media for failing to challenge candidates from both parties on promises he believes are unaffordable, illegal or unconstitutional.

“The level of dialogue on national security issues would embarrass a middle schooler,” Gates said of the Republican contenders at a Politico Playbook event in Washington on Monday. “People are out there making threats and promises that are totally unrealistic, totally unattainable. Either they really believe what they’re saying or they’re cynical and opportunistic and, in a way, you hope it’s the latter, because God forbid they actually believe some of the things that they’re saying.”

Robert Gates served as Secretary of Defense under both Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, but he’s been highly critical of Obama since his resignation:

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  • Jay

    ok Buh-bye. I tell you if electing Trump will rid this country of all it’s traitor Liberals who hate America and it’s founding values then sign my name up for a vote for Trump.

    • honestAbesurd

      You mean Trump the draft dodger who is a coward?

      • tops116 ✓Quipper

        Hey, Trump’s not a draft dodger. He fights! He fights so much that he fought tooth and nail to get all those deferments.

      • Frogmouth

        Yeppir. Same as Bill Clinton.

      • Jay

        you’d imagine those would be positive points for Libs.

      • Jay

        you’d imagine those would be positive points for Libs.

    • Suck It Up Buttercups

      Desperation can make people do things they never would otherwise consider doing. Do not let that desperation fool you.

      • Jay

        don’t worry I’m a lot smarter then that to actually vote so frivolously I’m not sure who I am fully committed to in the primaries yet but It’s not a Dem that’s for sure.

      • Jay

        don’t worry I’m a lot smarter then that to actually vote so frivolously I’m not sure who I am fully committed to in the primaries yet but It’s not a Dem that’s for sure.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      How will electing a lifelong liberal get rid of liberals, again?

      • Jake Wilde

        or…..Why replacing a Demagogue with a Demagogue would work?

      • DeplorableMessMan ✔ JesseMessy

        The first tweet in the article (by Blake Hounshell of #Politico) is a dead giveaway that DT won’t drive fellow liberals anywhere: “The joke will be on Gates when Ted Cruz gets elected prime minister” (PM of Canada as I belatedly realized Hounshell meant). How many times have I said it, friends: it’s the MSM that’s “in the tank” for DT to be the nominee (NOT to be the Prez but to be the nominee) since Politico knows who’d be Hillary’s weakest opponent. If this disgusting pander-tweet by Politico (pandering to the “Cruz-bitherist Trumpeters”) doesn’t convince y’all that the MSM’s rooting for Trump (and cynically so), then nothing will confuse ye doubters.

      • Jay

        beats me they are the ones who want to run for the boarder I say why not help them.

      • Jay

        beats me they are the ones who want to run for the boarder I say why not help them.

    • rick

      Didn’t half+of Hollywood make the same,er,threat re Bush?As a Canadian,I’m profoundly grateful(in these instances)that they’re full of sh*t.

      • Jay

        LOL yeah it would suck for you, sorry but since many Hollywoodites are spurred on by migrating Canadians I think it’s only fair we send them and their ideological progeny back. If you’re a Canadian conservative, come on down after these morons ditch there is more then enough room for you.

  • Jake Wilde

    I believe Gates has some skeletons. I thank him for his service, but his politics has been questionable.

  • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

    What makes him think Canada will take him?

    • Kevin Giltrud

      He knows how to end a sentence in “eh?”?

    • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

      He’s a Leafs or a Senators fan?

    • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      He placed 3rd in a Labatt’s chugging contest?

  • honestAbesurd

    Trump the Draft dodger almost went to Canada to avoid the draft but his rich daddy got him out of it. No thanks , no more draft dodgers we have had 26 years of them running this country into the ground.

  • Maxx

    People who write “I’m going to move out of the country if ____ wins” annoy the s**t out of me. Is that threat supposed to have people running to the polls to make sure we vote for the person YOU desire….so we can continue to flourish in the wisdom of your company?

    Fine….run away to Canada. All of you.
    http://www.rollonfriday.com/Portals/0/Images/crowd-running.jpg

    • nc ✓s & balances

      I agree. Even if someone feels this way they’re better off keeping it to themselves.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        Canada is in for the same we’ve just had since they elected Trudeau 2.0

    • http://www.almarquardt.com/ almarquardt

      Couldn’t have said it better.

    • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      TV’s Andy Levy did the best deadpan bit on this a few weeks ago on Red Eye during one of the half times…

      AL: By the way, if Trump wins, I’m leaving the country.
      TS: Really, Andy?
      AL: Yeah, I figure I’ll leave for a week or so, decompress after the election, then come back fresh…

      • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

        Levy is so funny. Love that guy!

        • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

          He would kick so much azz as the “moderator” of Have I Got News For You… – he’s America’s answer to Angus Deayton, minus the cocaine and hookers, of course…

          • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

            How do YOU know he’s lacking those things…? LOL!!!

          • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

            One word… CATS!

          • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

            Well, they ARE plotting to kill all of humanity even as we speak so….

          • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

            According to my Illuminati contacts, cats are even now building Skynet…

          • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

            So the end of humanity will meow and scratch, eh?

          • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

            Just like the gypsy woman predicted…

          • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

            Curses…

          • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

            Watch a couple seasons of “Archer” and you’ll get the reference…

          • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

            Can’t do that. Too many little eyes and ears around here to watch Archer. 🙂

          • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

            DVR and late-night. The season where Lana is pregnant and the one right before that…

          • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

            I go to bed EARLY since I start work at 4:00 in the morning. Sigh… I’ll try to get around to it at some point, like after I binge watch House of Cards Season 4.

    • kd

      It is called hyperbole. I am not going to slit my wrists if I have to see Obama’s smug face one more time but ….

    • bobbyt1964

      Interesting…every single person in that photo needs a bath. There must be some bigger message there…

  • Snowblind

    I would rather vote for Ted Cruz and bring Canada here, eh?

  • nc ✓s & balances

    If all the people who threatened to leave, left, the freeways would be less crowded.

    • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

      Maybe, but only if we actually build that wall.

      • nc ✓s & balances

        *sigh* I can’t even let myself dream about it…

    • Orpheus75

      Especially in Hollywood

  • Perry

    @Doranimated ObongO most likely has some goods on him, like he had on Petraeus.

  • Kevin Giltrud

    Memo to Mr Gates:

    Leave. No one’s stopping you. A very close to lousy SecDef. You won’t be missed!

  • R_Stephan

    Screw Trump and everything that pathetic “loser” stands for. Guy doesn’t even have the balls to face Megyn cause she hurt his poor wittle feels. Pretty sure I’m not the only one who’s completely over the temper tantrum throwing sissy billionaire.

    • Kevin Giltrud

      “Yadda. Yadda.Yadda.”

      • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

        Yeah, I’m getting the vague inkling that he might not be a fan…

        • Kevin Giltrud

          There’s one in every crowd…. Wonder how many cents a word Vox or Soros are paying him?

          • R_Stephan

            I’ve been a twitchy regular for, oh, 2 years or so. Nice try though.

          • Kevin Giltrud

            And you’ve earned whole 17 cents.

          • R_Stephan

            Unlike the Trumpkins I’m a true conservative. Feel free to keep attacking me though.

          • Kevin Giltrud

            Get rid of your “Deal With It!” in regards to Notifications.

          • R_Stephan

            Lmao. I have nothing to prove to you. The hundreds of times you’ve upvoted my posts I figured you’d get that. Guess not. Trumpkins will do what they do. I’ve had enough random people following me. I’m not taking it off private to appease you.

    • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

      Far from it.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      But Trump fights! Sure, he runs from a debate moderator and is too scared to face his number one rival on the stage, but you can bet he’ll stand tall in his own little safe space. Yeah!

      Trump = Obama 2.0

  • KellyGregg1985

    Bye/Au Revoir Felicia

  • nodhimmi

    Auk revoir, Robert, as they say in Quebec let’s see if you have more cajones than alecbaldwin!

    • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

      Truth be told, Baldwin doesn’t HAVE any.

      • nodhimmi

        LOL! So true!

  • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

    Bull – after a week of what “they” call “bacon” up there, he’ll come crawlin’ back, BEGGING…

    • Kevin Giltrud

      Though their beer will get you where you want to go more quickly.

      • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

        Yeah, but then there’s the hushed-up Touque shortages up there…

        • Kevin Giltrud

          Yes. But Snow Backs can pull off or rock a Toque when need be.

    • Lamontyoubigdummy

      Their bacon is not sold in stores down here.

      It only seems to be a Domino’s pizza topping for people who enjoy eating rubber.

      • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

        I heard that McDonald’s adds them to their Egg McMuffin as a take-home prize – a cap snaffler…

  • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

    Okay, but if Bernie wins, we’ll all BECOME Canada, so…

    • journogal

      I was thinking we all would become Venezuela, complete with lines for toilet paper.

      • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

        Well, at least they’re warmer?

      • Pookiedr

        And only one brand of deodorant.

        • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

          Sorry, I’m a bachelor, so I don’t know that word…

      • Lamontyoubigdummy

        No, no. Murder each other for toilet paper (and other sundries).

        That’s Venezuela..

        The Soviets were the only ones that had enough guns and “report your neighbors” threat to keep people in long lines for sandpaper a$$wipe.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper
      • Kevin Giltrud

        “And I once got my ass kicked in Minnesota!”

        *Stripes*

    • HomeOnTheFlyOverCountry

      If Bernie wins, you will wish you were Canada, instead of Cuba.

    • Lamontyoubigdummy

      No.

      I refuse to use “eh?” at the end of sentences or learn to re-pronounce the letter “O”.

      Up yours Canada.

  • Lamontyoubigdummy

    I can’t exactly blame Gates…much.

    He’s had enough of petulance, “know it all” micromanagement, and narcissism from Obama. And America seems dead set on Trump same verse, same as the first.

    But being who he is and knowing what he knows, it seems awful pu$$y to just skip town like that.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    If all the people who threatened to leave the country if Trump were elected got together… well, they could just kick that spineless wuss over the border and be done with it.

  • Lizzyp

    I keep seeing people complaining about ‘uninformed voters’ who might elect Trump. Are these uninformed voters more or less dangerous than those voters who willfully ignore evidence of serious crimes on the part of their candidate?

    • R_Stephan

      Exactly the same.

    • tbmbuzz

      Or worse, REelect the worst catastrophe in American history.

  • globalcrap

    If you leave , take your Muslims friends with you, and Wash-up d c politicians, and go to Canada ,Kenya, or Iran . You can afford it.

  • Orpheus75

    buh-bye. But then, how many, many, MANY times have we heard that from the likes of Cher, Babs… and numerous others in the past if a Republican won.. .and yet we’re still stuck with them? They never stay true to their ‘threats’.

  • RJLigier

    “Former Sec Def Robert Gates jokes that he’ll move to Canada if Trump wins”

    Another progressive 2-3%er making an idle threat to leave the country like Alec Baldwin. They will not reach the borders fast enough should civil war ensue between the majority normal heterosexual population that adhere to the COTUS and the batshitcrazy 2-3%ers within federal government that politically identify as national socialists/communists/progressives and those that would aid and abet them within the 2-3%er progressive/libertarian paradigm.

  • Carolyn#OYSD

    “American Way of War”? Is he talking the current ROE? Because, how exactly are those working out for us?

    • Suzyqpie

      Benghanzi told every person of honor in the US Military exactly what the Obama admin really thinks of them, IMHO.

  • Carolyn#OYSD

    “Ability to make tough decision”? OBAMA? SERIOUSLY?

  • John

    Bye!

  • https://twitter.com/fedupamerican5 EverydayWoman
  • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

    I can tell Obama is very rational….by how awesome the world is right now. Thinks just got waaaaaayyyyyyy better everywhere, amirite?

  • marcus tullius cicero

    …My sister lives in Canada, and what she tells me the joke in on Gates…
    And you Mr. Gates you sold your soul to Mr. Obongo!

  • tbmbuzz

    After staying on to “serve” as Obama’s SecDef, this crass opportunist Gates has no business commenting on the merits of future potential presidents vis a vis his situation.

  • SimpleFacts

    Ok, Bob, I’ll say the same to you as I said to that Hollywood has-been A Baldwin: Great, don ‘t let the door hit you in the butt on the way out. I just hope you don’t turn out to be a pathetic liar like he did. Real, responsible adults fight for what they believe in, they don’t run away like (kitty cat euphamisms).

  • jaded

    Joke or not, anyone who says stuff like this must not be truly vested as a US citizen and can leave. Go move to Syria.

  • jaded

    Take off ya hoser!

  • #NeverHillary

    don’t let the gate hit you in the butt on the way out

  • Girl who talks with her claws

    Please follow through on that threat, and take the rest of the loopy leftists with you.
    This will be great because you won’t have to do any of that pesky immigration paperwork. Just wander across the border into Canada, set up shop, demand government benefits and tear down all the Maple Leaf flags because they offend you!
    I might start watching the news just to see that sideshow.

  • bifski

    bc the socialist muslim from Americans most corrupt political establishment is so much better?

  • joelgol

    I cant stand Trump but Gates served under Obama which says ita ll.

  • http://wandererswaysite.wordpress.com Wanderer

    Have fun with Justin “Lady parts are a qualification ‘cuz it’s 2015 lol” Trudeau then.

  • dankbubba

    Gates had plenty to complain about with the Obama admin in his book, but he never really condemned them as outright selfish politicians who ran the surrenders in Iraq and Afghanistan according to the politics of the day. Gates had nothing but good things to say about Hillary, however. Very hard to trust Gates on anything other than his handling of the war under Bush.

  • wharfrat

    Gates doesn’t want to live in Canada,it’s worst than living under the Obama Adminstration,I lived there for two years and could hardly wait to leave,the brutal Winters are enough to drive any body nuts.

  • san rafael blue

    Bye Bye Bobby! You must have really enjoyed playing the Tool for Obama, if you’re still sipping the Kool-Aid.

  • ToyZebra

    I don’t see you running for president Bob.

  • interestedobserver2

    Well, he’s not wrong about what the candidates have mostly had to say on national defense and foreign policy, is he? “That nuclear stuff is really serious.” immediately pops into mind…

    Though I would argue that he should have said it would “embarrass a home-schooled middle-schooler” since public schools don’t teach anyone a damn thing anymore.