Ex-General: Trump Skipped Veterans Day To “Eat Cheeseburgers” And “Watch TV”

Retired Army General Barry McCaffrey suggested that President Trump skipped a veterans event due to laziness.

A retired Army general joined the ranks of those criticizing President Donald Trump’s weekend decision to steer clear of the rain and skip a Veterans Day event in France over the weekend, saying the president probably just wanted to stay in his room eating cheeseburgers.

From The Week:

> Barry McCaffrey, a retired four-star Army general who served as former President Bill Clinton's Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, told MSNBC's Brian Williams Tuesday that Trump skipping the event in France was "insulting." The president did so simply because he wanted to "stay out of the rain, eat cheeseburgers, watch TV, and tweet angry denunciations of his many enemies," said McCaffrey, perMediaite.

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> Trump was in France with other world leaders to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I, and he was scheduled to visit a cemetery where American soldiers are buried but canceled at the last minute. The White House at the time cited the rainy weather, saying it would not be safe to travel by helicopter, reports The New York Times. Trump days later threw the Secret Service under the bus, saying he wanted to travel to the event by car but they wouldn't let him.

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