Today was a little odd, even by Mr Trump’s standards. The President managed to distract from his own political message, and pretty much everything else in the news, by transforming a far-fetched rumour about his health into a national story for no apparent reason. Source 9v.
“I’m not saying the military’s in love with me. The soldiers are. The top people in the Pentagon probably aren’t, because they want to do nothing but fight wars, so all of those companies that make the bombs and make the planes and make everything else stay happy,” Mr Trump said. Ref. USAToday.
One of the worst things you can do as a leader is upset your generals and have them start speaking badly against you. Trump loves to burn bridges and as he does this he only further encapsulates himself.
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Trump's tensions with the military grow after reports that he disparaged soldiers, generals. Suckers, losers, warmongers. President Donald Trump has reportedly used those labels and more to describe American war heroes and Pentagon brass, according to The Atlantic and an explosive new book by Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward. It's enough to rankle even key Trump allies, including the top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee. Ref. USAToday.