Four-star Army General Barry McCaffrey (Ret.) is warning that President Donald Trump is acting as a “strongman trying to take over the government and defy an election.”
McCaffryes remarks come as several news outlets reported that acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller has banned Pentagon brass from holding meetings with Biden transition team officials.
The move from the Pentagon has left career military staff “stunned” and McCaffrey is sounding the alarm that Trump and Miller are “up to no good.”
“Pentagon abruptly halts Biden transition—- MAKES NO SENSE. CLAIM THEY ARE OVERWHELMED. DOD GOES OPAQUE. TRUMP-MILLER UP TO NO GOOD. DANGER. —-” tweeted McCaffrey, who is a well-known and highly-respected NBC News and MSNBC military analyst.
Last month McCaffrey expressed great concern about Trump getting rid of senior Pentagon officials – including his Secretary of Defense – and substituting them with top Trump loyalists. McCaffrey said he was “alarmed” with the shakeup.
“If I was a CIA officer trying to understand what was going on in a third-world country and I saw this pattern of behavior, I would say the strongman’s trying to take over the government and defy an election,” he said in the video below (his remarks start at the 1:31 mark).
You can also read his tweet here:
Pentagon abruptly halts Biden transition—- MAKES NO SENSE. CLAIM THEY ARE OVERWHELMED. DOD GOES OPAQUE. TRUMP-MILLER UP TO NO GOOD. DANGER. —-https://t.co/mIcmaf5lFD
— Barry R McCaffrey (@mccaffreyr3) December 18, 2020