Retired Lt. General Mark Hertling slammed President Donald Trump’s rambling Thanksgiving conference call to troops deployed overseas.
Hertling told CNN how Trump should not have brought up political issues during the call:
The president bringing up political issues with those commanders in front of their soldiers is a horrible position to put them in. And you notice that not a single one of them commented on really what were some obvious distortions of issues, like judges.
Hertling was also upset that Trump publicly talked about weapons systems with the commander of the USS Ronald Reagan:
He was put in a position on commenting about Navy readiness and the type of equipment that (is) on aircraft carriers, announcing it to the whole world, how what is happening with different types of experimental launch systems. All of those things are just flat-out wrong.
(Source: CNN via YouTube)