Feud With Retired Admiral In Charge of Bin Laden Raid Typifies Trump’s Disdain of Military

The New Republic: “Donald Trump doesn’t actually seem all that keen on the military.

President Donald Trump’s bizarre decision to deride retired Admiral William McRaven on Sunday is symptomatic of a wider rift between the commander in chief and the military he oversees.”

“Last year, McRaven said that the ‘president’s attack on the media is the greatest threat to our democracy in my lifetime.’ Asked about these comments, Trump, in a Fox News interview that aired Sunday … disparaged McRaven’s most famous achievement, commanding the raid that led to the killing of Osama bin Laden.  ‘Wouldn’t it have been nice if we got Osama bin Laden a lot sooner than that, wouldn’t it have been nice?’ Trump asked.”

“As The Washington Post notes, the tussle with McRaven raises ‘broader questions about Trump’s relationship with military matters.'”

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