ABC Lauds Former Military Leaders Denouncing Their President

Nicholas Fondacaro | June 3, 2020
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After largely ignoring former military leaders who were critical of former President Obama during his time in office, ABC’s World News Tonight touted those who had launched “scathing words” against President Trump on Wednesday, including former Defense Secretary James Mattis, who blasted the President as “a threat to the constitution.” Anchor David Muir and chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz marveled at how “remarkable” their outspokenness was.

“And there’s another headline on this, scathing words from former Defense Secretary James Mattis about President Trump as commander-in-chief, describing him as ‘a threat to the constitution.’” Muir boasted. “And it comes after other former military leaders now, in a rare move, speaking out too.

Raddatz lauded how “President Trump's photo op and the Defense Secretary's reference to America's streets as ‘Battlespace,’ prompting rare rebukes from two former chairmen of the joint chiefs.