Skip to comments.Generals WIN battle with Donald Trump as 82nd Airborne soldiers are REMOVED from D.C.
Posted on 06/04/2020 2:16:03 PM PDT by livius
Generals WIN battle with Donald Trump as 82nd Airborne soldiers are REMOVED from D.C. after chairman of joint chiefs publicly slammed president telling troops to 'uphold the Constitution'
Soldiers with the 82nd Airborne division of the Army were ordered out of Washington, D.C. and back to Fort Bragg, North Carolina on Thursday night
The about 200 active duty troops were kept on standby at bases near the nation's capital and were never called into the city in the midst of riots
The move is a clear reversal after Donald Trump faced backlash for calling in the military to serve as backup should the National Guard need assistance
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley, former Army General John Allen and former Defense Secretary James Mattis all pushed back against Trump
Milley told troops in a Thursday memo to 'uphold the Constitution' 'We all committed our lives to the idea that is America' after he defended protesters' right to assemble,' he added in pen at at the bottom of the letter
Mattis and retired four-star General Allen both bashedTrump in separate op-eds
They specifically called out police clearing Lafayette Park with tear gas and rubber bullets so Trump could visit a church across the street for a photo-op.
'It may well signal the beginning of the end of the American experiment,' Allen said of the church visit where Trump held up his bible for photos .
'Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people - does not even pretend to try,' Mattis wrote
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They are goign to use this to try to remove him now...
Just wait and see...
I suspect something .....
Let’s see if this is really true?
Dan Bongino Rule:
... give that story 24 hours.
CIC can do whatever the hell he wants with the US military. The show of force was awesome. We defend the world, but not the USA on our own soil?
It’s my understanding that then troops were on standby and were never deployed. They were sent back when the threat was considered to be over. Of course, the haters will create a narrative around this to attack Trump.
Mattis needs to be fired again.
Did someone disobey orders or did someone convince the President that that was the best move?
“Seven Days in June”
So who is protecting the White House and National Monuments, etc? If I understood correctly, the DC mayor is not allowing police to do that?
“They specifically called out police clearing Lafayette Park with tear gas and rubber bullets so Trump could visit a church across the street for a photo-op.”
Fake news wins again
There are likely the upper command that Obama appointed.
It was a horrible mistake for Trump to retain a lot of military leadership under Obama once Obama was out of office.
We’re seeing just how deep the deep state is.
Seven days in May.
And it's not like this hasn't been done before. AND...they were on standby...
So theyre going for the coup option then.
[This is not good. Why do two former military heads have any say in this at all? What is going on here? ]
You are right. Trump doesn’t withdraw forces, figuratively speaking, without pushing ahead somewhere else. We will know in a few days. My guess is Esper’s days are numbered.
Again, I’m not buying this yet. Too many examples of twisted news accounts making something natural look wrong.
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