Trump Attacks 'Hillary Lover' Retired General for Calling Him Immoral


President Donald Trump put retired four-star Gen. Stanley McChrystal in his Twitter crosshairs after the former commander U.S. forces in Afghanistan called the current commander in chief dishonest and immoral.

Trump tweeted, “‘General’ McChrystal got fired like a dog by Obama. Last assignment a total bust. Known for big, dumb mouth. Hillary lover!”

The president included an article in his tweet from Fox News personality Laura Ingraham’s news site Lifezette titled, “Media Didn’t Much Like McChrystal Until He Started Bashing Trump.”

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During an interview which aired on Sunday, ABC News correspondent Martha Raddatz asked McChrystal if he would be willing to take a position in the Trump administration.

“I think it’s important for me to work for people who I think are basically honest, who tell the truth as best they know it,” he replied.

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“You think he’s a liar?” Raddatz followed up.

“I don’t think he tells the truth,” McChrystal responded.

“Is Trump immoral, in your view?” Raddatz then asked.

“I think he is,” McChrystal said.

McChrystal — who is currently promoting his new book “Leaders: Myth and Reality” — also encouraged Trump supporters to “stand in front of that mirror” and consider whether they are really willing to “throw away or ignore some of the things that people do that are pretty unacceptable normally just because they accomplish certain other things we might like.”

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“If we want to be governed by someone we wouldn’t do a business deal with because their background is so shady…,” McChrystal said.

In 2010, former President Barack Obama ordered McChrystal to return to Washington, D.C. from Afghanistan, where he was in command of U.S. and allied forces, after Rolling Stone published a story quoting the general and members of his staff mocking Vice President Joe Biden and other civilian officials in the administration, ABC News reported.

One of the most controversial passages in the article was from an unnamed adviser to McChrystal, who described the general’s first meeting with Obama.

“Obama clearly didn’t know anything about him, who he was,” the aide said. “Here’s the guy who’s going to run his (expletive) war, but he didn’t seem very engaged. The Boss was pretty disappointed.”

In the article, McChrystal is also quoted dismissing a counterterrorism strategy advocated by Biden, saying it was “shortsighted” and would lead to “Chaos-istan.”

Obama accepted McChrystal’s resignation shortly after the general arrived in Washington.

McChrystal told the Huffington Post before the 2016 presidential race that he had a “deep respect” for Hillary Clinton and his relationship with her is one he would “value forever.”

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 3,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
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