Trump does it again.
Just like attacking McCain and the Khan family
Just like not visiting the cemetery in France or Arlington on Veterans Day
What a phony – I bet we find out he doesn’t pay the income taxes that support the military.
Every awkward, demeaning interaction President Trump has had with the US military or families of deceased troops catalogued by @jameshohmann.
It’s something to see them all in one place. https://t.co/iP1AaHDRuz
— Greg Jaffe (@GregJaffe) November 19, 2018
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) November 19, 2018
Trump’s second-guessing of Adm McRaven is nothing new. His entire political career is based on second-guessing. For years he has been claiming that every major challenge faced by the U.S. government is “easy” to solve if only he were president. Me: https://t.co/9RUhqe2pqf
— Max Boot (@MaxBoot) November 19, 2018
This is the most Roger Stone-esque tweet since Stone worked for the campaign. https://t.co/dRRdCuWOEl
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) November 19, 2018
I don’t know if Adm. William McRaven shares my political views or not.
But I do know that few Americans have sacrificed or risked more than he has to protect America & the freedoms we enjoy.
His military career exemplified honor & excellence.
I am grateful for his service.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) November 19, 2018
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) November 19, 2018
The man who killed OBL — and has since become something of a conservative/Fox News icon — rebuts Trump. https://t.co/kHCY2WSu6O
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) November 19, 2018
What may be most notable about the President's attack on McRaven is that it is not new but fits a pattern he established with McCain, Khizr Khan, and Mueller: Military heroism and sacrifice is no protection if you criticize Trump.
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) November 19, 2018
Worth noting: retired Adm. William McRaven was on Trump’s short list for national security adviser. https://t.co/ls4ejz54ip
— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) November 19, 2018
In light of Trump’s swipe at Adm McRaven, reupping my @PostOpinions column: “So much for Trump’s conceit that he is pro-military… Through his words and deeds, the commander in chief shows his contempt for the men and women in uniform.” https://t.co/CpxfClpTfQ
— Max Boot (@MaxBoot) November 19, 2018
Via @jaketapper, Ret. Admiral William McRaven's response to Trump: "I stand by my comment that the President's attack on the media is the greatest threat to our democracy in my lifetime." pic.twitter.com/iubTvPEdwp
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) November 18, 2018
What a country. A bottom feeder like Trump can mock a man of proven character, ability and selflessness like McRaven and not be tarred and feathered by an incensed population. 325 million Americans, and the worst one is president. Do better, America. https://t.co/y7shpnJanm
— Mark Salter (@MarkSalter55) November 18, 2018
Trump on retired Navy SEAL Adm. Bill McRaven, who has called the president's attacks on the press "the greatest threat to democracy."
"He's a Hillary Clinton backer and an Obama backer. And frankly, wouldn't it have been nice if we got Osama bin Laden a lot sooner than that?" pic.twitter.com/tXsZHjJzaA
— Axios (@axios) November 18, 2018
To veterans who supported @realDonaldTrump,
Your 5 time draft dodging coward President has attacked John McCain, a Gold star family and now Navy Seal Retired Adm. William McRaven, the architect of the Bin Laden raid. How much longer will USA armed forces support this loser? pic.twitter.com/6RhVvIt3Xz
— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) November 19, 2018
I’m with Adm. McRaven — and with the Constitution. We have a president whose Oath to uphold the Constitution means nothing. It’s like the toilet paper on his shoe as he climbed the steps to Air Force One. https://t.co/prVy0Y2rbi
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) November 19, 2018
There are members of Congress who don’t speak out against the president because they don’t want to become a target of his. Here’s why…now the official GOP account is attacking Admiral McRaven pic.twitter.com/BTyKQR4RS6
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) November 19, 2018
Admiral McRaven tells me: “I did not back Hillary Clinton or anyone else. I am a fan of President Obama and President George W. Bush, both of whom I worked for. I admire all Presidents, regardless of their political party, who uphold the dignity of the office…” 1/ https://t.co/gMjkkpLaJF
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 18, 2018
Retired ADM Bill McRaven doesn’t need anyone to defend him. He’s lived a life of service to country and faced only the toughest challenges. The President’s words are an attempt to further divide the country and politicize the military. We shouldn’t allow it to work.
— Mark Hertling (@MarkHertling) November 18, 2018
Remember when they launched a massive disinformation campaign using people who had never met John Kerry to nonetheless claim “I served with John Kerry” in an effort to neutralize George Bush’s documented cowardice during Vietnam? And “Purple Band-Aids?” You were a Republican then https://t.co/Fvzfrw2KHE
— Barrett Brown (@BarrettBrown_) November 19, 2018