If President Donald Trump is planning to use the military to stay in power, Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) has some bad news for him.
Moulton served multiple tours during the Iraq War as a United States Marine. He lost friends in combat and he still knows several active-duty troops. So, he was understandably upset by Trump’s disparaging of veterans, whom he called “losers” and “suckers” according to a bombshell report that also exposed Trump’s disdain for disabled veterans.
Trump’s support among the troops is already slipping, and it stands to dip even more. That’s particularly problematic for the wannabe dictator because if Trump was hoping to use the military to stay in power he’ll be disappointed.
The reason why is because military officials are reportedly now concerned about Trump issuing such illegal orders and are discussing what it means to disobey those orders, as Moulton explained on MSNBC.
“I’m not going to speak for every veteran, but I can’t tell you how many have reached out to me and said that they have discussions now in the military about what it means to disobey unlawful orders, because they fully expect them from the commander in chief,” Mouton said. “There are a lot of people, even inside the White House, who believe that he’s going to try to get the military to keep him in power after he loses this election to Joe Biden.”
Indeed, it’s pretty clear that Trump is going to refuse to leave office even if he loses by a landslide in November.
Of course, military officers swear an oath to the Constitution that they take seriously, so they would likely salute Biden once Trump’s term comes to an end and remove Trump from office by force if necessary.
Moulton concluded by noting how troops feel about Trump.
“There are troops who are just embarrassed by having this draft-dodging coward serving as their commander in chief and I’ve never heard that before,” he said. “You know, I was in a war that I disagreed with. I did four tours in Iraq even though I disagreed. I voted against George W. Bush twice, but I never thought that George W. Bush would betray the troops, denigrate my service, would think that I was a sucker, in Trump’s words, for signing up. There’s no one on active duty who wants to hear that from a commander in chief and that’s why you see the support from the military going down further and further.”
Here’s the video via YouTube:
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