The roster of former military and national security leaders who are going public with their opposition to another four-year term as commander in chief for Donald Trump seems grows by the day.
Today, retired Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, who commanded U.S. forces in Afghanistan a decade ago, became the latest former high-ranking military leader to endorse Democratic nominee Joe Biden for president.
During an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” McChrystal essentially said that, as commander in chief, Biden would be the anti-Trump:
“When we talk about a leader for the next four years, we talk about someone, in my view, like Vice President Joe Biden, who is humble enough to listen to the experts, who is humble enough to respect people who serve and have served.”
The unprecedented rejection of Trump to continue as commander in chief keeps growing. Just last week nearly 500 former military brass and national security officials issued a letter endorsing Biden and said of Trump: “The current president has demonstrated he is not equal to the enormous responsibilities of his office; he cannot rise to meet challenges large or small.”
McChrystal this morning said that while he was commander of American forces in Afghanistan during the Obama/Biden administration he had policy disagreements with the two civilian leaders, but always felt that they listened to and respected his opinions.
“We need someone who will take in information, surround themselves with talented people and lead the country as best they can,” McChrystal said. “Anyone we choose will make mistakes, that’s for sure. But the reality is if we pick for character, if we pick for values, we’ll be best off.”
Watch an excerpt of McChrystal’s endorsement, courtesy of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”