Retired Adm. William McRaven Lashes Out at Trump


Wallace noted that McRaven, in an op-ed for Washington Post in August, called Trump's attacks on the media and former Obama administration officials "the greatest threat to democracy in his lifetime".

Mr Trump said on Sunday that Pakistan did not "do a damn thing for us" and stood by his decision to cut more than $1 billion a year of military aid to the country.

Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace, in an interview with Trump taped Friday and aired Sunday, brought up McRaven's assessment.

Mazari also said that Trump's statement should be a lesson for Pakistani leaders who have 'kept appeasing the U.S. since 9/11.

A Pakistani minister accused Donald Trump of convenient amnesia after the United States president launched another tirade accusing the country of duplicity and hiding Osama bin Laden.

Wallace asked: "You're not even going to give him [McRaven] credit for taking down bin Laden?".

Relations between the United States and Pakistan, which began to strain in 2011, reached a new low in January when Trump suspended USA security assistance to Islamabad over the alleged presence of Afghan militant groups in Fata.

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The compound was demolished shortly after US Naval Special Warfare Development Group forces, in a daring helicopter raid, killed Laden there in 2011.

"Hillary Clinton fan", Trump interjected as Wallace brought up McRaven's comments.

"What I would say in terms of my reaction is we can never become immune to this kind of narrative, to this kind of jackassery", Hertling declared.

"Look, there's news right there", Trump responded.

"When you undermine the people's right to free press and freedom of speech and expression, then you threaten the Constitution and all for which it stands", McRaven said.

McRaven's comments escalated a war of words that began previous year when McRaven called Trump's description of the news media as the "enemy of the people" the greatest threat to American democracy he had ever seen. "In attacking the service of Admiral William McRaven, a decorated Navy SEAL who served his nation for 37 years, Donald Trump has again proven that he does not respect or value our military heroes", it tweeted. "Through your actions, you have embarrassed us in the eyes of our children, humiliated us on the world stage and, worst of all, divided us as a nation". But McRaven and other retired officers of his rank have occasionally been outspoken during Trump's presidency.