The 1961 Trump didn’t meet the 1968 Trump and his bone spurs. Trump runs against his own lies about the size of the MIC budget, military pay, and the invisible F-35 plane. And he thinks the military hates “his” generals as much as he hates the intelligence community. It’s the same Trump playbook, complete with contradictions and nonsense. For example, hiring military contractors like Mark Esper to run the Pentagon.
— Nyquil Microdoser (@NMicrodoser) September 8, 2020
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) September 7, 2020
(CNN) President Donald Trump
launched an unprecedented public attack against the leadership of the US military on Monday, accusing them of waging wars to boost the profits of defense manufacturing companies.
“I'm not saying the military's in love with me — the soldiers are, the top people in the Pentagon probably aren't because they want to do nothing but fight wars so that all of those wonderful companies that make the bombs and make the planes and make everything else stay happy,” Trump told reporters at a White House news conference.
Trump's extraordinary comments come as several defense officials tell CNN relations between the President and Pentagon leadership are becoming increasingly strained.
They also followed efforts by Trump to convince the public that he had not made a series of reported disparaging remarks about US military personnel and veterans, which were first reported
by The Atlantic magazine.
— Major General (ret) Paul Eaton (@PaulDEaton52) September 7, 2020
Trump calls Biden 'stupid,' demands apology for challenging him on vaccines.
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) September 8, 2020
— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) September 8, 2020