MPCore.us – Disagreements between President Trump and leaders of the intelligence community are getting bigger.
Trump repeated criticism in a television interview earlier, and via Twitter on Monday (19/11) said that America should have captured Osama bin Laden long before that was done.
In Fox News Sunday’s interview, the president dubbed former Navy Admiral William McRaven, the leader of the operation that killed Osama bin Laden, a supporter of Hillary and Obama.
McRaven repeatedly criticized Trump’s presidency, saying his leadership was a shame and made America worse on the world stage.
After Trump’s mockery of McRaven, McRaven declared himself not in favor of Hillary Clinton or anyone else in the past presidential election, but he was “a fan of President Obama and President George W. Bush, for both I have served,” and added he admired all presidents, regardless of his political party, who “respected the authority of the presidential office and used his position to unite the country in difficult times.”
McRaven, a former commander of the US Special Operations Command, added that he still clung to his earlier comments that Trump’s attack on the media was the biggest threat to democracy. [df]