President Trump has taken a lot of heat for firing the Navy secretary after fallout over the Eddie Gallagher case. Gallagher, you will remember, is the Navy SEAL pardoned by Trump.
The fired secretary blasted Trump, saying the case is a, “shocking and unprecedented intervention in a low-level review” and said “The president has very little understanding of what it means to be in the military, to fight ethically or to be governed by a uniform set of rules and practices.”
But General Anthony J. Tata, in an opinion piece on Fox News, is fighting back on behalf of President Trump.
“In reality, Spencer is the man who bypassed the chain of command by cutting Secretary of Defense Mark Esper out of his scheming and working a backroom deal,” Tata wrote.
I couldn’t agree more. Not only did Spencer try to cut off the chain of command, but he also now seeks to cause dissension in the Navy against the commander-in-chief. The bottom line is this: This is dangerous — and it would not have been tolerated by the media had it happened to President Obama, President Clinton, or President Carter.
But of course the media has different rules for President Trump.
No matter how much these deep state guys and their bosses in the media hate it, Trump is still the President of the United States. That means he’s the commander-in-chief. And he will be for a long time to come.
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