Good Day World!
Once again Cadet Bonespurs, aka Trump, is trying to get military service members to like him.
The problem with that is they remember his boast about giving them their first pay raise in a decade. They knew better than that, they annually get pay raises.
In Trump's latest bid to get acceptance from the members of our military is just another example of how misguided (and uninformed) the orange ape is.
Apparently Trump ordered the Pentagon to get paperwork on military members serving time for war crimes, and those accused of them with the intention of pardoning them on Memorial Day.
Trump singled out the latest war criminal, Special Warfare Operator Chief Edward "Eddie" Gallagher, as someone he's considering pardoning - even though his trial is not over yet.
Gallagher's trial is set for May 28th, when other SEAL Team members are scheduled to testify to his crimes. They may never get the chance. What the hell kind of message does that send to the rest of the world? What kind of message does flaunting the rule of law send to those serving our country? As a combat veteran, I'm thoroughly disgusted with Trump's pathetic attempt to elevate murderers to get some military votes. Subverting the military justice system for political reasons is another demonstration of Trump's utter lack of rules, morals, and ethics. He sees pardons as a political toy to either help people he likes, or as a way of drumming up support for his base. His abuse of presidential pardon power has been on display since his first day in The White House. Because Trump is NOT a stable genius like he claims, he doesn't see any downside to his quasi-patriotic ploy. But there is one. Millions of veterans and active duty members who believe in the law, and don't think war crimes should be rewarded are going to speak out. If Trump goes through with his cheap trick for attention he's going to lose more voters than gain them. Time for me to walk on down the road...