Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen President Donald Trump sink to an all-time low. You keep thinking, “Oh, he can’t get any worse,” but then he tells someone to hold his beer and shows us even worse. In his recent treatment to Gold Star Families, many have voiced their opinion on the issue, including former CIA director and retired General David Petraeus.
Petraeus appeared on This Week with Martha Raddatz and was asked about his thoughts on Trump’s recent phone call with Myeisha Johnson, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson. The phone call led to an ongoing feud between Trump and Rep. Frederica Wilson, who was present for the phone call.
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‘This is an obviously unfortunate situation. We need to unite behind our Gold Star Families to embrace them with compassion and support, not to drag them into partisan politics.’
‘Sadly, this is a bit symptomatic of what I think is inflicting our country right now. Arguably the most important threat the United States faces is not Russia, Iran, North Korea, or even Chinese competition, or ISIS. It’s parochialism here at home especially in the city which is preventing us from resolving issues which could allow us to capitalize on extraordinary opportunities…’
Parochialism is defined as:
‘the quality or state of being parochial; especially : selfish pettiness or narrowness (as of interests, opinions, or views)’
Basically, the big threat here at home is the fact that both political parties in Congress are so partisan they cannot and will not compromise on the issues at hand. What Petraeus could be hinting at is that both Trump and Rep. Wilson are at fault as Wilson revealed the contents of the phone call with Johnson originally. Rather than ignore her accusations, Trump jumped head first into the back and forth and recently called her “Wacky Congresswoman Wilson” in a tweet Sunday.
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) October 22, 2017
Trump doesn’t have to worry very much, though. Petraeus further commented that America should line up and support the president. Rather than criticize Trump, he commended the team he has put together.
‘He’s our president. What we need to do as a country is try to support those who are supporting him.’
Several Twitter users took issue with those comments.
— CK (@cmkinmia) October 22, 2017
You can watch the entire interview below.