White House claims reporters shouldn't criticize four-star generals -- but Trump's old tweets disagree

As many have noted, there's a Trump tweet for everything.


After the White House claimed it is "highly inappropriate" to criticize four-star generals when a reporter asked questions critical of Chief of Staff John Kelly, old tweets sent by Donald Trump criticizing generals he disagreed with have resurfaced.

"General John Allen, who I never met but spoke against me last night, failed badly in his fight against ISIS. His record = BAD#NeverHillary," Trump tweeted on July 29, 2016, The Hill noted.

He also took aim at another retired four-star general -- former Secretary of State Colin Powell -- in September of last year.

"I was never a fan of Colin Powell after his weak understanding of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq = disaster," Trump tweeted on September 4, 2016. "We can do much better!"