Quantcast
Connect with us

Presidential historian trashes Trump’s ‘disgraceful’ speech to troops in Iraq

Published

on

Presidential historian Michael Beschloss lectured President Donald Trump on MSNBC for politicizing the military during a Wednesday visit to Iraq.

Beschloss appeared on “The Rachel Maddow Show” with guest host Joy Reid.

“Yesterday Donald Trump flew to the air base in Iraq to visit the U.S. troops stationed there. That part, that part there’s precedent for,” Reid explained. “What’s unprecedented is how this particular president spoke while he was there.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Reid played a clip of the commander-in-chief whining about Democrats refusing to spend taxpayer funds to build his wall.

“I thought it was obscene,” Beschloss noted.

“Just as you were saying, the president goes to speak to Americans whose lives are in jeopardy, the tradition is you keep it nonpolitical — you try to unite the group,” he explained.

“And for him to start talking about — in a nasty way — about Democrats and Nancy Pelosi and we’ve been played for suckers in the past, that’s fine if you want to say those things at a Trump rally, because people go to a Trump rally voluntarily and if they hear things they do not like, they can leave,” he reminded. “These are young Americans for the most part who have chosen to serve their country, if the president says something they privately disagree with they don’t have the right to jeer him or get up and leave the way the rest of us do if we’re here in the United States.”

“I thought it was disgraceful,” he added.

ADVERTISEMENT

Watch:

ADVERTISEMENT

Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

‘You lost me’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez graciously defuses confrontational question

Published

on

In an appearance on ABC's popular daytime talk show "The View" Wednesday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke about what she called a "disconnect" between centrist, establishment members of the Democratic Party and progressive lawmakers who have been viewed as agitators in the party.

Co-host Whoopi Goldberg said that while she had applauded Ocasio-Cortez's surprise victory in her 2018 primary against Wall Street-backed former Rep. Joe Crowley, she has since cooled on the lawmaker due to what she views as a dismissal of baby boomers' past activism. Ocasio-Cortez has pushed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to back a Green New Deal, called on her fellow Democrats to support Medicare for All, and criticized Democrats who take big-money donations from the financial, for-profit healthcare, and fossil fuel sectors.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Security experts sound the alarm on Russian interference in the 2020 election: Their campaign is ‘underway’

Published

on

Cybersecurity experts have been warning that it isn’t a question of whether or not the Russian government under President Vladimir Putin will try to interfere in the United States’ 2020 election — it’s a question of how successful they will be and the ways in which they will make an attempt. Three security experts (Alex Finley, John Sipher and Asha Rangappa) address this concern in a February 19 article for Just Security, warning that troubling vulnerabilities remain in the United States’ election system.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Trump ‘does have a tendency to lash out’: Texas Republican tells president to ‘temper’ his rabid impulses

Published

on

Republicans are concerned about President Donald Trump's rabid impulses and are urging self-discipline and constraint, two words that aren't typically associated with the president.

In a Politico report, Republican officials explained that they agree with the attorney general that Trump should calm down and let him handle things.

“The president does have a tendency to lash out, and I think in this case he would be well advised to try to temper that,” said Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX). “Because I think Bill Barr is his best path on seeing that justice is done in terms of all of these various investigations, including the counterintelligence investigation and the lead-up to the Mueller report.”

Continue Reading
 
 
close-image