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Retired Navy Seal Tears Trump Apart In Response To Attack

President Trump wants his supporters to think that he cares about the military, but everyone knows that’s not really the truth. He goes on and on about how much he’s done for the military, but he can’t even do basic things like not fight with a gold star family

He needlessly sent troops to the border, in preparation for the terrifying “caravan” that’s he’s been raving about, which is just a group of poor migrant people seeking asylum. And then there was that WWI cemetery in France that Trump bailed out on visiting because of a little rain.

When Fox News’ Chris Wallace brought up Adm. William H. McRaven during an interview on Sunday, the President cut him off by declaring that McRaven is a “Hillary Clinton fan.” McRaven, the retired Navy SEAL and Special Operations commander who was in charge of the soldiers that killed of Osama Bin Laden and captured Saddam Hussein and whose career in the U.S. military spanned 37 years (and who also has the coolest name), had criticized Trump last year. And Trump was not going to offer him one modicum of respect. That’s how much he loves the military.

Trump actually went so far as to mock McRaven for not getting Osama Bin Laden sooner. “It would’ve been nice,” he told Wallace.

Last year, McRaven claimed that Trump calling the media “the enemy of the people” was the greatest threat to American democracy that he’d ever seen.

And over the summer, McRaven wrote an article for the Washington Post standing up for John Brennan when the former CIA director’s security clearance was revoked. He asked that Trump revoke his, too.

In the article, he characterized Trump as someone who had “embarrassed us in the eyes of our children, humiliated us on the world stage and, worst of all, divided us as a nation.”

As for McRaven being a “Hillary Clinton fan,” he gave a statement to CNN asserting that he didn’t back Clinton or anyone else in the 2016 election. He claimed that he was “a fan” of Barack Obama and George W. Bush, both of whom he’d worked for.

He said, “I admire all presidents, regardless of their political party, who uphold the dignity of the office and who use that office to bring the nation together in challenging times.”

And he stands by his statement that “the President’s attack on the media is the greatest threat to our democracy in [his] lifetime.” He explained, “When you undermine the people’s right to a free press and freedom of speech and expression, then you threaten the Constitution and all for which it stands.”

On Twitter, former CIA deputy Michael Morell clarified that, actually, McRaven had nothing to do with finding Bin Laden. Morell pointed out that the CIA found Bin Laden and McRaven was brought in to get Bin Laden.

But Trump, as always, had to try to get in the last word. Today, on Twitter, the president continued to attack the military, bragging about how he “pointed [Osama Bin Laden] out” in his book before 9/11.

On Sunday, Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling told CNN that Trump’s attacks on McRaven were “disgusting.”


Written by Dean

Dean Altman is a writer living in NYC.