Former Chairman Of Joint Chiefs Slams Trump Attack On Protesters

Mike Mullen, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is slamming the Trump administration for using military force on protesters.

In an op-ed for The Atlantic, Mullen writes, “It sickened me yesterday to see security personnel—including members of the National Guard—forcibly and violently clear a path through Lafayette Square to accommodate the president’s visit outside St. John’s Church..”

He adds, “I have to date been reticent to speak out on issues surrounding President Trump’s leadership, but we are at an inflection point, and the events of the past few weeks have made it impossible to remain silent.” and notes “Whatever Trump’s goal in conducting his visit, he laid bare his disdain for the rights of peaceful protest in this country, gave succor to the leaders of other countries who take comfort in our domestic strife, and risked further politicizing the men and women of our armed forces..” [READ MORE]