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Retired Lt. Gen. Destroys Trump On National TV For ‘Insulting’ Troops Deployed Overseas

Appearing on CNN Thursday, a retired lieutenant general slammed President Trump’s “insulting” comments to troops deployed overseas.

Retired Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling said on CNN: “First of all, I’m thankful for the fact that he did address the soldiers. But the message I heard and some of the things he said would not have rung very well with me had I been a deployed soldier.”

Trump spoke from his Mar-a-Lago estate to troops deployed overseas via video teleconference. During the call, the president praised the military’s recent performance, and the state of the economy, echoing his comments on Twitter.

“We’re really winning. We know how to win. But we have to let you win. They weren’t letting you win before,” Trump told the troops.

“You’re talking to soldiers and military personnel around the world who have been in this fight for 17 years, and to suddenly be told they’re winning now when they weren’t winning before is somewhat insulting,” Hertling said.

Hertling said troops likely don’t care about the economy or stock market, but just want to be thanked for their service.

“The comments about the economy and where the economy is growing, deployed soldiers don’t want to hear about that, they want to hear, ‘hey thanks,’” he said.

Trump later visited a Coast Guard station, where he told service members that “the Coast Guard’s brand has gone up thanks to its hurricane relief efforts in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.”

Watch the interview in the video below, via CNN:

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