Retired Rear Admiral John Kirby slammed the service members at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar who applauded President Donald Trump's attacks on the press.
"Troops at Miramar applauded loudly when Trump pointed to the television cameras and said 'fake news.' It is unusual for a president to criticize the press in front of uniformed service members," Los Angeles Times White House correspondent reported Tuesday.
"It is not just unusual," Kirby noted. "It is abhorrent."
"And I’m truly sorry to see some of our service members take such heart in it," Kirby, the former top Pentagon spokesperson, continued. "One of the things our men & women in uniform serve to protect is a free press."
Troops at Miramar applauded loudly when Trump pointed to the television cameras and said "fake news." It is unusual… https://t.co/OqiD2tNq1o— Brian Bennett (@Brian Bennett) 1520976765.0
It is not just unusual. It is abhorrent. And I’m truly sorry to see some of our service members take such heart in… https://t.co/iUmHxacj16— John Kirby (@John Kirby) 1520979486.0