Another Retired Four-Star U.S. General Excoriates Trump

by James DiGeorgia | 06/04/2020 2:35 PM
Another Retired Four-Star U.S. General Excoriates Trump

A day after former Defense Secretary and retired Marine four-star General James Mattis issued a statement demolishing President Trump’s presidency over the last three years. Another retired four-star Marine General Gen. John Allen excoriates President Trump.


The sentiment is the same. A day after James “Mad Dog” Mattis issued a statement to “The Atlantic“saying…

“Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people — does not even pretend to try. Instead, he tries to divide us. We are witnessing the consequences of three years of this deliberate effort. We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership.”

 Retired four-star Marine Gen. John Allen, the former commander of American forces in Afghanistan and former special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS under the Obama administration, wrote in an op-ed for Foreign Policy that…


 "to even the casual observer, Monday was awful for the United States and its democracy."

Gen. John Allen went on to excoriated President Donald Trump's threats to use the military on protesters and his controversial church photo-op on Monday, writing that his actions…

 "May well signal the beginning of the end of the American experiment."

Cerbrexum: Regain your Brain! ORDER NOW Allen wrote that Trump “mentioned George Floyd, but he did not touch on long-standing societal problems at all.” Allen added that Trump “sees the crisis as a black problem,” and “an opportunity to use force to portray himself as a ‘law and order’ president.”

Allen’s comments come after President Trump declared himself "your president of law and order" as military police dispersed peaceful protesters just outside the White House gates.  White House releases security and even armed guards from federal prison with tear gas, concussion bombs, Calvary police, and rubber bullets, so Trump could visit a nearby church to take a photo opportunity after several minutes returned to the White House.



General Allen in his op-ed for Foreign Policy


"Donald Trump isn't religious, has no need of religion, and doesn't care about the devout, except insofar as they serve his political needs. The President failed to project any of the higher emotions or leadership desperately needed in every quarter of this nation during this dire moment."


"We know why he did all this on Monday. He even said so while holding the Bible and standing in front of the church. It was about MAGA—'making America great again. "


Allen's statement echos the message delivered by James Mattis, who said in a statement Wednesday also insisted…


"We must reject any thinking of our cities as a 'battlespace' that our uniformed military is called upon to 'dominate."


"At home, we should use our military only when requested to do so, on very rare occasions, by state governors. Militarizing our response, as we witnessed in Washington, D.C., sets up a conflict—a false conflict—between the military and civilian society-"


After the explosion of criticism over his Administration’s full-blown violent attack on peaceful protesters Trump, his tone on Wednesday evening softened about sending the U.S. armed military into American cities, saying in an interview with his former press secretary Sean Spicer…


 "I don't think we'll have to."


Then shattered the statement by reiterating that he has…


 "Very strong powers to do it."


Allen, however, cast Trump's threats as a dangerous tipping point for the country and urged the American people to line up behind the message of George Floyd's brother, Terrence. The latter called for peaceful protests in his brother's name and encouraged people to vote. Allen wrote.…


"So, while June 1 could easily be confused with a day of shame and peril if we listen to Donald Trump, if instead we listen to Terrence Floyd, it is a day of hope. So mark your calendars—this could be the beginning of the change of American democracy not to illiberalism, but to enlightenment."


"But it will have to come from the bottom up. For at the White House, there is no one home."

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