General John Allen, who has four stars, accused Donald Trump of pushing for the ‘end of American democracy.’
Allen was a general in the Marines and led the fight against ISIS.
Allen, writing in an op-ed in Foreign Policy, said of Trump, “To even the casual observer, Monday was awful for the United States and its democracy. The president’s speech was calculated to project his abject and arbitrary power, but he failed to project any of the higher emotions or leadership desperately needed in every quarter of this nation during this dire moment.”
He added, “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.” [READ MORE]