Former Pentagon and CIA chief of staff Jeremy Bash appeared on MSNBC on Wednesday where he spoke about Donald Trump’s decision to use the military to stop the ongoing protests against racial injustice.
Bash was asked if he agreed with White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany who compared Trump’s church photo-op to Winston Churchhill during World War II and to former President George Bush after the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
Bash said he absolutely did not agree with the statement and called it unAmerican.
“Here is a thing: Churchill went up against Nazism, George Bush was confronting Jihadi terrorism,” he said. “Donald Trump has a concerned nation, a nation on bended knee, a nation with a tear streaking down its cheek because of malfeasance by view symbolizing 400 years of racism and the original sin of our country. The proper response, protest, is part of the American tradition. This is not Nazism or terrorism. If Kayleigh McEnany or the president’s spokespeople don’t understand, they don’t deserve to be in office. They don’t understand what it means to be an American.”
Take a look at his remarks in the video clip below: