Skip to comments.Military chiefs denounce Trump (barf alert)
Posted on 06/05/2020 5:14:27 PM PDT by Ennis85
DONALD TRUMP was yesterday facing questions about whether military chiefs fully back his handling of the anti-racism protests after an excoriating rebuke by his former defence secretary gained the support of a Republican senator.
The US president tried to wave away a searing critique by Jim Mattis, his Pentagon chief until December 2018, by claiming he fired Mr Mattis who resigned over Syria policy disagreements and calling him the worlds most overrated general.
However, Mr Mattiss 640-word statement, which saw him argue Mr
Trump was the only American president in history who tries to divide rather than unite the country, was backed by one of the partys prominent moderates.
Lisa Murkowski, the Republican senator from Alaska, said yesterday: I thought General Mattiss words were true and honest and necessary and overdue. Asked if she still supported Mr Trump, she replied: I am struggling with it. I have struggled with it for a long time.
While some dismissed Ms Murkowskis criticism she voted against impeaching the president over the Ukraine scandal just four months ago the rebukes from past military leaders have been mounting. Chief among them was that of Mr Mattis, a four-star general who Mr Trump picked as his defence secretary when he took office in January 2017. I have watched this weeks unfolding events, angry and appalled, Mr Mattis, nicknamed Mad Dog during his military days, began in his statement to The Atlantic magazine.
Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people does not even pretend to try. Instead he tries to divide us, Mr Mattis wrote. We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership.
Mr Mattis was not the only defence figure distancing themselves from the president. Mark Esper, the current defence secretary, hours earlier had said he opposed the use of active-duty troops to counter protesters something Mr Trump had floated.
John Allen, a former commander of US forces in Afghanistan, said Mr Trump had failed to show sympathy, empathy, compassion, or understanding.
Mike Mullen, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Mr Trumps actions in Lafayette Square had laid bare his disdain for the rights of peaceful protest in this country.
In the nations capital, Democratic senators stood silent for eight minutes and 46 seconds, marking the amount of time Mr Floyd gasped for breath. Some knelt down on one knee.
Why do you keep posting crap articles (and not even comment on them)?
Seems ennie is a mentally ill homosexual who hates Trump. She can’t respond because she isn’t smart enough to respond. Typical liberal, unable to handle questions about their emotional beliefs.
Sorry. She barfed.
Except they aren’t chiefs of anything any longer.
|Date of invocation||Invoking President||State requested?||Affected area||Occasion|
|April 19, 1808||Thomas Jefferson||Lake Champlain||Embargo Act violations|
|August 23, 1831||Andrew Jackson||Yes||Norfolk, Virginia||Nat Turner's slave rebellion|
|January 28, 1834||Andrew Jackson||Yes||Williamsport, Maryland||Labor dispute by workers on Chesapeake and Ohio Canal|
|October 17, 1871||Ulysses S. Grant||No||South Carolina||Suppression of Ku Klux Klan|
|September 15, 1872||Ulysses S. Grant||No||New Orleans, Louisiana||Unrest following 1872 Louisiana gubernatorial election|
|May 13, 1874||Ulysses S. Grant||Yes||Little Rock, Arkansas||BrooksBaxter War |
|October 7, 1878||Rutherford B. Hayes||Yes||Lincoln County, New Mexico Territory||Lincoln County War|
|July 7, 1894||Grover Cleveland||Yes||Chicago, Illinois||Pullman Strike|
|April 28, 1914||Woodrow Wilson||Yes||Colorado||Colorado Coalfield War|
|July 22, 1943||Franklin D. Roosevelt||Yes||Detroit, Michigan||1943 Detroit race riot|
|September 24, 1957||Dwight D. Eisenhower||No||Little Rock, Arkansas||To protect Little Rock Nine:8|
|September 30, 1962||John F. Kennedy||No||Oxford, Mississippi||Ole Miss riot of 1962:13|
|September 10, 1963||John F. Kennedy||No||Alabama||Enforce desegregation orders on Alabama public schools:13|
|July 24, 1967||Lyndon B. Johnson||Yes||Detroit, Michigan||1967 Detroit riot|
|April 5, 1968||Lyndon B. Johnson||Yes||Washington, D.C.||1968 Washington, D.C., riots|
|April 7, 1968||Lyndon B. Johnson||Yes||Baltimore, Maryland||Baltimore riot of 1968|
|April 7, 1968||Lyndon B. Johnson||Yes||Chicago, Illinois||1968 Chicago riots|
|September 1989||George H. W. Bush||Yes||Saint Croix, United States Virgin Islands||Disorder following Hurricane Hugo|
|May 1, 1992||George H. W. Bush||Yes||Los Angeles County, California||1992 Los Angeles riots|
Notice something about the incidents where the states did NOT ask for help, but the feds went in anyway? ALL having to do with race/race relations.
I’m male, straight and conservative and I wasn’t aware I was morally obligated to comment on on every barf worthy article I post.
If this site can survive Fear-Flu it can survive anything.
Too early. Wait until late September and have a Town Hall of Military to denounce Trump as “Unfit”.
For every action there is an opposite and equal reaction.
This is not going to end well.
Great research. Thanks.
Chickenshi*t liberals post and run.
Who knew we had a Deep State Dept of Defense???
I would have guessed that Mike ‘Missy’ Mullen would have weighed in. Apparently it wasn’t enough for him to set the US Navy back by decades during his tenure, with the Little Crappy Ship (LCS) and his ‘Global Force for Good’ crap.
Let’s not forget that Mattis is a Democrat and for Democrats, it is party first over everything else. Let’s also remember that Mattis wanted the female that Hillary Clinton had designated as her SecDef in waiting after she won the election as his deputy. That says a tremendous amount about Mattis none of it good since that person would not have supported Trump or his policies - which Mattis did not either once he was in. As far as Murkowski, she is Romney in a skirt. Always has her hand out for help from Trump but always turns around and stabs him in the back. All three are useful idiots for the Demcrats and I have zero respect for them because of their hypocrisy and two facedness.
I’m getting more than a little bit sick of the declining level of civility on this site.
Save it for the RATs.
As for these Pentagon bureaucrats — Trump is a threat to their turf and, more than likely, a lot of the corrupt deals that do with that turf.
Why shouldn’t they hate him. I’d go so far as to call it a badge of honor.
These are not “Military Leaders” With a very few exceptions, this list consists of civilian political hacks who were appointed to civilian positions in the DoD by Obama. The very essence of Fake News. Amazing how Freepers have fallen for this crap on this and other similar thread.
Mattis seems to have an achy vagina. She probably needs to put some Vagasil on it.
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