William McRaven served America in a number of different fashions. The four star Navy Admiral served in high profile roles under both George W. Bush and Barack Obama. While serving as the leader of Joint Special Operations Command , he was credited with planning and overseeing the execution of Osama bin Laden.
In August of 2018, McRaven blasted Donald Trump over the President’s comments on John Brennan. During a recent appearance on David Axelrod’s podcast, McRaven again attacked the President, this time over Trump’s recent contact with the Ukraine.
McRaven said on The Axe Files, “When we think of dignity — the dignity of the office — it is about doing things that are moral, legal and ethical. Ethical, follow the rules. Legal, follow the law. Moral, follow what you know to be right. And my concern with President Trump is that I don’t see him following any of those on a lot of his major decisions.”
“I DO think he should be in trouble!”
On The #AxeFiles, up Monday, legendary retired Admiral Bill McRaven speaks out about @realDonaldTrump contacts w/Ukrainian president.
Here’s a clip:👇
Listen to the whole podcast when it comes up tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/P7f5EL7fxU
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) September 29, 2019
The Navy Admiral also took issue with those working alongside the President. “You would have hoped through the process somebody would have told him time and time again, ‘Mr. President, you can’t do this,’” he said. It is against ethics. It is against the law. And it is against, you know, our moral position to be able to ask a fellow president, head of state, to intervene on something that is clearly part of our American electoral process.”
McRaven closed by saying, “I mean I think this is, again, this is a violation of kind of the fundamentals of the office. You know, never use a foreign country to affect the political outcome of our nation.”
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