WASHINGTON (Web Desk) – As many as Fifty senior Republican national security officials have announced to reject White House hopeful Donald Trump. The group warned that if elected, Trump would be the most reckless head of America.

The group members denouncing Republican standard bearer Donald Trump, include seasoned officials, some of whom were linked to Bush administration.

“We are convinced that he would be a dangerous president and would put at risk our country’s national security and well-being,” they wrote in a statement published in The New York Times.

The veteran officials maintained that Trump lacks the character, values, and experience to be president. Another allegation leveled against the billionaire is his ignorance of basic facts of international politics.

The notables behind the written statement rejecting Trump include former CIA and National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden, former Director of National Intelligence and Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte and Eric Edelman, who was Vice President Dick Cheney’s national security adviser.

Although the group had not put weight behind Hillary Clinton, they were clear in their strategy of not voting for the real estate tycoon.

On the other hand, Donald Trump responded to the stance of the group and held them responsible for invading Iraq.

“These insiders along with Hillary Clinton are the owners of the disastrous decisions to invade Iraq, allow Americans to die in Benghazi, and they are the ones who allowed the rise of ISIS,” Trump said.