Sunday retired General Stanley McChrystal became the fourth general to question Trump’s qualifications and decision-making process.
“I don’t think he tells the truth,” McChrystal told ABC’s Martha Raddatz on “This Week.” When asked if he thought Trump was immoral, McChrystal responded: “I think he is.”
“What I would ask every American to do is again, stand in front of that mirror and say, what are we about?,” McChrystal continued. “Am I really willing to throw away or ignore some of the things that people do that are pretty unacceptable normally just because they accomplish certain other things that we might like. If we want to be governed by someone we wouldn’t do a business deal with because they’re their background is so shady, if we’re willing to do that then that’s in conflict with who I think we are.”
“And so I think it’s necessary in those times to take a stand,” he said.
This was Trump’s feeble response.
“‘General’ McChrystal got fired like a dog by Obama,” Trump tweeted Tuesday morning. “Last assignment a total bust. Known for big, dumb mouth. Hillary lover!” Really?
Of course Trump was irate. This is the fourth retired general to accuse Trump of incompetence. Outgoing Chief of Staff, John Kelly has been known to refer to the orange man as an “idiot,” among other criticisms, and former Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, heavily berated Trump in his letter of resignation. Recently retired General Barry McCaffrey tweeted the following.
“Reluctantly I have concluded that President Trump is a serious threat to US national security. He is refusing to protect vital US interests from active Russian attacks. It is apparent that he is for some unknown reason under the sway of Mr. Putin.”
Remember when Trump said at one of his rallies that “he knows more than the generals?” Maybe not. Is it possible that Trump knows nothing about anything? His healthcare bill was a failure. His tax reform is a failure. His tariffs are a disaster. His meeting with Kim Jong-un was a farce. His many contacts with Putin and his agents, including private meetings in the White House, question both his loyalty to America and his judgment. Now he’s made a unilateral decision to shutdown the government. Trump not only makes many mistakes, He is the biggest mistake in American history.
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