Ret. Lieutenant General calls Trump Thanksgiving remarks ‘insulting’

TheHill | 11/23/2017 | Brett Samuels
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A retired lieutenant general said Thursday that President Trump’s comments to troops deployed overseas, which included remarks about the economy and military’s recent success, were “somewhat insulting.”

“First of all, I’m thankful for the fact that he did address the soldiers. But the message I heard and some of the things he said would not have rung very well with me had I been a deployed soldier,” CNN military analyst and retired Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling said.

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Trump spoke from his Mar-a-Lago estate to troops deployed overseas via video teleconference. During the call, the president praised the military’s recent performance, and the state of the economy, echoing his comments on Twitter.

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