Donald Trump’s condemnation of his pentagon leadership as warmongers on Monday started critics.
When speaking at a White House press conference, Trump stated that the U.S. soldiers are “in love with me,” however, top Pentagon officials “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.”
The unprecedented attack seemed to be a perverse response to The Atlantic’s explosive report last week that Trump has labeled members of the military, along with fallen war heroes, “suckers” and “losers.” The unexpected slam of the president may have been an endeavor to suggest that disgruntled officials were behind that story.
People on Twitter mentioned that many Pentagon higher-ups were named to their jobs by Donald Trump. Furthermore, the president has boosted the defense budget for 3 years running, reaching a record of $738 billion for the fiscal year 2020.
The president is also the commander in chief that makes the military his responsibility.
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