Trump Accuses Military Leadership
President Trump accused the U.S. military of waging wars to boost the profit of defense manufacturing companies.
Trump told the reporters that, “I know the military’s not in love with me, but 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 wonderful companies that make the bombs and the planes and make everything else stay happy.”
The pentagon did not respond to the President’s comments. A critical area of concern is how the Pentagon would respond if Trump invokes the Insurrection Act to put U.S. military troops on the street to deal with the civilian protesters. Secretary of Defense Esper publicly broke with Trump by saying he opposed any such move.
Military leaders also expressed very real concerns about the aftermath of November’s election, particularly if the results are not immediately clear after election night. In the event of a dispute, by law the U.S. courts and the U.S. congress are required to resolve any disputes, not the military.
We are the most powerful democratic country in the world. Our political system should be the model for rest of the countries.
The Presidential election is less than sixty days away. We hope that all the logistics and voting processes will go very smoothly. We want to elect a leader not just for us, but also because a positive reaction from the rest of the world will depend upon it.
The contradiction between the White House and the military will not be good thing for us.