Commander in Beef: Trump at Odds with US Military

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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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The Commander in Chief is raising the ire of the Military. Tensions are growing as President Trump allegedly disparaged his generals, soldiers, and referring to war dead and Pentagon brass as “war mongers,” “suckers,” and “losers.” According to journalist Bob Woodward, the President used even courser language in private.

April Ryan speaks with former Secretary of Defense William Cohen about the President denigrating war heroes, Trump’s politicizing the military, and harm done by the President undercutting Pentagon leadership.

Click ▶️ to listen to AURN Washington Bureau Chief April Ryan’s White House Report:

FILE – In this Nov. 13, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with national security leaders to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama is returning to the rancor of the nation’s capital Sunday after two weeks of fun and sun in his native Hawaii, saying he’s “fired up” for his final year in office and ready to tackle unfinished business. Despite his deep differences with Republicans, Obama has cited two agenda items for 2016 that have bipartisan support: a free trade agreement with 11 other nations called the Trans-Pacific Partnership and changes in the criminal justice system that would reduce incarceration rates for non-violent offenders. Joining him, From left are, former Defense Secretary William Cohen, and former Secretaries of State Colin Powell and James A. Baker III. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

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