Paul Rieckhoff, an Iraq war veteran, condemned and denounced Donald Trump during an appearance on MSNBC on Tuesday morning over reports that the president called military service members “suckers” and “losers.”
Rieckhoff, a veterans advocate and host of the Angry Americans podcast, told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that he doesn’t believe Trump’s denial.
“This is who Donald Trump is,” Rieckhoff said. “He said only an animal would speak this way. He is an animal. He’s a disgusting human being. He has no integrity, he has no honor, he has no respect. He has no respect for anyone or anything. He’s a political runaway train who will smash into anything that’s in his way, to include our military. He’s attacking his own military leadership.”
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“A week ago they were trying to cut the budget to the Stars and Stripes magazine, pardon war criminals, attacks John McCain,” he added. “Our enemies love this, our enemies are celebrating. Russia loves this, [Vladimir] Putin loves this. Nobody loves this more than our enemies, and every day he perpetuates this madness. It’s bad for America and good for enemies.”
Take a look at his remarks in the video clip below: