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We need your support to do what we do. Not for me': Trump says election winner SHOULD be known tonight but admits his team IS preparing for legal challenges that could drag out results, United States Postal Service FAILS to meet deadline set by judge to sweep facilities and deliver remaining mail ballots, Vermont's GOP Governor reveals he voted for BIDEN and fellow Republican Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts says he spoiled his ballot. If our promises are meaningless, how will our allies ever trust us? ", Last night, Trump's former Defense secretary, retired four-star Marine Gen. James Mattis had a little fun at his former boss' expense. "Something I’m thinking about tonight: how many White House officials and Trump allies have told me in the last few weeks that they’re counting down the days until they‘re free," New York Magazine White House correspondent Olivia Nuzzi reported Tuesday. As stated above, the SEALS are supposed to have justifiable reason and are not sent to “execute.” Some sources said that the operation Neptune Spear was to “capture or kill” Bin Laden – depending on whether or not he posed a threat or surrendered. This comes on the heels of Mark Bowden's recent piece for The Atlantic on what it's like for U.S. troops to serve under Donald Trump.

Indeed, after earlier McRaven criticisms last year, the president sat down with Fox News' Chris Wallace and dismissed the decorated admiral and his service. McRaven told MSNBC, “As we have struggled with the COVID pandemic and horrible acts of racism and injustice, this president has shown none of (the) qualities (of great leaders).

Commenters on social media expressed their confusion and ridicule over her unprompted remarks. … then let us make a small request. Raw Story readers power David Cay Johnston’s DCReport, which we've expanded to keep watch in Washington. His backing for Biden now puts him in the same camp as a series of other retired four-star general officers. It is not the first time he has penned an opinion piece to express his disapproval of the president.

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Of course, at this rate, the number of admirals and generals eager to say nice things about him appears to be dwindling.

Raw Story is independent. Click to learn how you can get a free book for a limited time! On Monday McRaven told CNN: 'It was a difficult decision... to announce that I was voting. General Wesley Clark, who was supreme allied commander in of NATO from 1997 to 2000 and General Paul Selva, who was vice-chairman of the joint chiefs of staff until last year have also come out for him. Get a free book with your Raw Story subscription.

If we hope to continue to lead the world and inspire a new generation of young men and women to our cause, then we must embrace these values now more than ever.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.

Copyright © 2020 Raw Story Media, Inc. PO Box 21050, Washington, D.C. 20009 |, Navy SEALs from a West Coast-based SEAL team board a yacht (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Kathryn Whittenberger/Released), New: Shop to Support Independent Journalism. McRaven, a retired Navy SEAL, oversaw the 2011 operation that killed bin Laden at a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

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The MSNBC reporter notes that others who have been critical of Trump “over the last week” include “Gen.

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We are no longer accepting comments on this article. ', Outgoing USSOCOM commander and now retired U.S. Navy Adm. William H. McRaven exits at the conclusion of the USSOCOM change of command ceremony in August 2014. Another who is speaking out is Adm. Bill McRaven, the retired NAVY Seal who oversaw the raid in which al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan nine years ago.

If the president thought he could intimidate American generals and admirals into toeing the White House's line, he was mistaken.

Tony Thomas, retired four-star Marine Gen. John Allen, retired three-star Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, retired four-star Gen. Michael Hayden, retired Maj. Gen. Steven Lepper, retired four-star Gen. Barry McCaffrey — and to a certain extent, even retired four-star Gen. John Kelly, who served as Trump’s White House chief of staff.”, “For those keeping score,” Benen notes, “there are now four former chairmen of the Joint Chiefs who’ve publicly slammed Trump of late.”, Benen also points out that the Washington Post recently published an anti-Trump op-ed that was “co-authored by 78 former Defense Department officials, including four former Pentagon chiefs — two Democrats and two Republicans. Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. The former top Navy SEAL who oversaw the Osama bin Laden raid has said he voted for Joe Biden 'because black lives matter and climate change is real'. Alas, we can probably guess how Trump will respond. In his op ed McRaven says the world has 'seen us tear up our treaties, leave our allies on the battlefield and cozy up to despots and dictators'.

They have seen us struggle with social injustice.

The country needs to move forward without him at the helm.”, The retired NAVY Seal is clearly hoping that Trump will be voted out of office in November.

'They no longer think we can lead, because they have seen an ineptness and a disdain for civility that is beyond anything in their memory. 'This is my son, Beau, who a lot of you helped elect to the Senate': Joe confuses his two granddaughters and then introduces one of them as his dead son - and he could be your President in HOURS... Neanderthals and humans were engaged in brutal guerrilla-style warfare across the globe for over 100,000 years, evidence shows, Lil Wayne's model girlfriend Denise Bidot dumps the rapper following his Trump endorsement: 'She's so disappointed in him', Solar system puts on a show: All seven planets will be visible in the night sky this week - and you'll be able to see five of them with the naked eye, Cops kill gunman after he shoots dead three people and injures another in Las Vegas, Nevada reels in shock at 'senseless' death of McDonald's worker, 16, who was shot dead through drive-thru window by 24-year-old stranger, Your hour-by-hour guide to key states and what to watch for as America heads to polls. Unhinged from corporate overlords, we fight to ensure no one is forgotten. According to Nuzzi, the public facing statements by Trump administration officials differ from what they are admitting in private. "They don’t think he‘ll win the election, even if they publicly say they do, and they don’t really care," Nuzzi reported. The most prominent was General Colin Powell, the first black chairman of the joint chiefs of staff who was in charge of the Gulf War and then became George W. Bush's first secretary of state.

Among the 280 signatories were more than 20 retired generals.”. And frankly, wouldn't it have been nice if we got Osama bin Laden a lot sooner than that?

From fire station to polling station: Pictures of America's VERY quirky polling places -  including laundromats, bars, theaters and mosques! Click to donate by check. So I guess I'm the Meryl Streep of generals and frankly that sounds pretty good to me.".

Checque, a member of the same elite special ops group used for the raid on Usama bin Laden's compound -- died of combat-related injuries suffered Dec. 8, … It coincided with a statement, calling on the president not to use the U.S. military for political ends, co-signed by more than 280 retired diplomats, generals, and senior national security officials. Raw Story is independent. U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) and Vice President Joe Biden (L), along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011.

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