“If President Trump doesn’t demonstrate the leadership that America needs, then it is time for a new person in the Oval Office.”
Click here to read the full Op-Ed in The New York Times by Admiral William H. McRaven, former commander of the United States Special Operations Command:
“McRaven said he was struck by the men and women who serve — and have served — America who he said now harbor “an underlying current of frustration, humiliation, anger and fear” because of Trumps’s words and deeds.
“‘As I stood on the parade field at Fort Bragg, one retired four-star general, grabbed my arm, shook me and shouted, ‘I don’t like the Democrats, but Trump is destroying the Republic!'” he wrote.
“McRaven said America’s greatness is reflected in its ideals. ‘We are the most powerful nation in the world because our ideals of universal freedom and equality have been backed up by our belief that we were champions of justice, the protectors of the less fortunate.’
“‘President Trump seems to believe that these qualities are unimportant or show weakness. He is wrong,’ he said.
“And if this president doesn’t understand their importance, if this president doesn’t demonstrate the leadership that America needs, both domestically and abroad, then it is time for a new person in the Oval Office — Republican, Democrat or independent — the sooner, the better. The fate of our Republic depends upon it.”
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