Have you noticed that there has been an increase in the criticism directed toward President Trump?
Some of this criticism comes from individuals who have worked in his administration. James “Mad Dog” Mattis comes to mind. General William H. McRaven, a retired Naval admiral, said, “President Trump has shown he doesn’t have the qualities necessary to be a good commander in chief.”
In addition to these military leaders, several Republicans have come forward to tell the world that they are not supporting President Trump for re-election. They include Mitt Romney, Cindy McCain, Paul Ryan, and John Boehner.
The “Mad Dog” (Mattis) wrote a hit piece in the Atlantic accusing the President of grandstanding when he walked from the White House to St. Andrews Church. The President carried with him a Bible, and of course the mainstream press and many Democrats went insane. The church had been torched by some rioters who intended to burn the church to the ground.
“Mad Dog” went crazy because the Secret Service had to clear away some rioters so that the President would be physically safe. This thing is done daily for our President – no matter if he is a Republican or Democrat. The American people do not want their president harmed or assassinated.
“Mad Dog” along with other high ranking military types, have another agenda all together. President Trump has vowed to extricate the United States from foreign entanglements such as Afghanistan and Iraq, and the military leadership is opposed to this. The President has reminded these arm-chair generals that we have been fighting wars in the middle east for 20-years, and there is still no victory. We have spent trillions of dollars, sacrificed thousands of our young men and women, and yet, there is no victory. The “Mad Dog” wants to continue fighting these wars without end. When he was Secretary of Defense, he believed that he was totally in charge of how the military operated and how it would be reorganized. He apparently never understood that the President is the commander-in-chief, not the Secretary of Defense. When he got so far out of line, the President had to let him go, and he has been “mad” ever sense.
The disturbing thing about “Mad Dog” is that he is disloyal to a man who gave him the opportunity to finish out his career as a change agent for the Department of Defense. His petty opinions of how things ought to be are totally irrelevant now, and I suspect that sometimes in the future, he will recognize what a bonehead he has been. There are political generals and there are fighting generals. George Patton, for example, was a fighting general. “Mad Dog” was a political general.
There are others who will oppose the President. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska will be among the never-Trumpers. President Trump has done more for Alaska than any president in my lifetime, yet Lisa cannot bring herself to support his re-election. Murkowski is a senator who cannot be trusted.
One day she will have to stand for re-election, and I hope that her opponent is a strong Trump supporter.
You are probably hearing a lot from the polls. Just remember, polls this far away from an election are worthless. I did check the daily tracking poll to see how Trump and Obama stood this far out from an election. Obama scored 47% approval and Trump scored 46%, statistically speaking a tie.
Not bad for a President who has had more lies told about him than any President in history. One final note. It was reported that George W. Bush had said that he would not support Donald Trump but instead would support Biden. For the record, former President Bush denies saying this.
So much for the accuracy of the lying mainstream media.