NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – He was prepared to take a bullet for President Obama.
But now, a former Secret Service agent is free to tell the world what he really thinks of the president.
In an exclusive interview with WND's Gina Loudon, Dan Bongino said Obama doesn't stand for anything, and, "His word has become almost meaningless."
The two sat down to discuss the state of the presidency at CPAC, the annual conservative convention held just outside of Washington, D.C., from March 6-8.
Bongino maintained Americans are seeing the effects of Obama's loss of credibility now with the crisis in Ukraine and the actions of Russian President Vladimir Putin, "who is just openly mocking our president. And it doesn't give me any joy to say that."
The former presidential bodyguard is now a candidate for public office, himself. A Republican, Bongino is running for a seat in the U.S. Congress in Maryland's Sixth district.
He is also the author of the New York Times bestseller, "Life Inside the Bubble," published by WND books.
The 12-year veteran of the Secret Service told Loudon that the biggest problem with Obama is "you don't know where you stand because very little of what he says has any substance at all."
Bongino pointed out the president has consistently lied to the American people on matters ranging from letting them keep their health-care plans, to cutting taxes for the middle class, to improving education and conditions for minority communities.
Even though Bongino has seen a side of Obama the public never will, he is too professional to gossip about personal matters. However, he said anything that the president has spoken about publicly was fair game.
His candid assessment?
"I think it is amateur hour at the White House: Ukraine, Obamacare, you name it.
Bongino said he disagreed strongly with many of former President Bill Clinton's polices, "but at least he stuck by them."
Contrasting that with Obama, the congressional candidate said: "You can have bad leadership, but it's leadership. And then you can have no leadership at all. And that's the problem right now."
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