As President Donald Trump’s erratic behavior continues unabated, top military officials have expressed their unease to CNN.
The sources, which remained anonymous due to military restrictions on public statements, said that they’re often kept in the dark about decisions that involve top defense matters.
They’ve also bristled at attacks on intelligence agencies and feel more than ever that their jobs are being politicized, CNN continued.
The abrupt withdrawal of troops from Syria—which prompted Defense Secretary James Mattis to resign—caused particular consternation.
“We can jump 10 feet high when a President tells us to, but we need to ask when do you want it done? How much risk are you willing to take?” one top official said.
Even before Wednesday’s bombing, CNN’s sources said they have no idea what’s happening with troops in the region and how it will impact allies.
‘There are some women who’d beg to differ’: Watch CNN anchor’s epic response to sexism in politics
On Saturday, CNN anchor S.E. Cupp gave a passionate lecture about the sexism female politicians face during political campaigns.
The host read a quote from a "top" advisor to former Vice President Joe Biden.
“I don't know of anybody who has taken as sustained and vitriolic a negative pounding as Biden ...really the most vicious press I think anyone's experienced,” the Biden advisor told Politico.
"Come again? What's that now?" Cupp asked in disbelief.
"I think there are some women who beg to differ," she noted.
‘What was he talking about?’ CNN’s Angela Rye baffled by Joe Biden’s ‘victim-blaming’ rant about black families
The former executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus was baffled by an exchange during the third Democratic debate.
"I’ve seen a lot of criticism of former Vice President Joe Biden over this exchange," CNN's Jake Tapper said, playing a clip.
"What responsibility do you think that Americans need to take to repair the legacy of slavery in our country?" moderator Linsey Davis asked Biden on Thursday.
"We bring social workers into homes and parents to help them deal with how to raise their children. It is not they don’t want to help. They don’t know quite what to do. Play the radio. Make sure the television — excuse me make sure that you have the record player on at night, the phone —" Biden said.
Pennsylvania Trump voter shreds president for breaking promises to Rust Belt: ‘He pulled a Houdini on us’
A Pennsylvania man who voted for President Donald Trump in 2016 told CNN on Friday that he's bitterly disappointed in how he's seen no progress in manufacturing jobs returning to his community.
John Golomb, a retired steel worker who backed the president in 2016 because of his promises to bring back good paying jobs to the Rust Belt, explained to CNN that Trump gave his community false hope about an economic revival during his first presidential campaign.
"We had Donald Trump come here and profess about reviving American steel," he said. "That's just what all of us steelworkers wanted to hear!"