Trump Accuses U.S. Military Leadership Of Being “Globalist” War-Profiteers
Days after being accused of mocking U.S. service people, veterans, war dead, and war amputees, President Trump attacked Pentagon leaders on Monday:
“[U.S. military leaders are not “in love with me” because], they want to do nothing but fight wars so that all of those wonderful companies that make the bombs and make the planes and make everything else stay happy…
Some people don’t like to come home, some people like to continue to spend money. One cold-hearted globalist betrayal after another, that’s what it was.”
He asserted that while U.S. troops largely support him, he does not receive the same affinity from the top. He made the comment as he advocated for the removal of American troops from “endless wars” and lambasted NATO allies who “rip us off.”
The remarks come after The Atlantic reported that Trump disparaged American troops as “suckers” and “losers” for dying in battle. The article, which has been corroborated by a number of news outlets, sent shock waves through Washington. Trump and his surrogates denied the story with vehemence rarely seen from the White House.