General Allen, a retired United States Marine Corps four-star General, spoke at the DNC last week. After holding numerous high level military positions, he was nominated by President Obama to serve as the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, a critical role in working to defeat ISIS.
Clearly, this man is accomplished, dedicated, loyal and a patriotic American. In a nutshell, he is the exact opposite of Donald Trump.
Donald Trump did not appreciate Allen's endorsement of his arch nemesis, and tweeted his anger:
General John Allen, who I never met but spoke against me last night, failed badly in his fight against ISIS. His record = BAD #NeverHillary
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2016
General Allen was a guest on This Week with George Stephanopolous, discussing Trump and the military.
ALLEN: Well, George, he has no credibility to criticize me or my record or anything that I have done. If he had spent a minute in the deserts of Afghanistan or in the deserts of Iraq, I might listen to what he has to say.
He's got no credibility. In that regard, there has been progress with respect to the war against ISIS. We knew it was going to be a tough fight. But I don't have to justify myself to him.
What we do have to do, George, is listen to what he's been saying about our military. He's called it a disaster. He says our military can't win anymore. That's a direct insult to every single man and woman who's wearing the uniform today.
He's talked about needing to torture. He's talked about needing to murder the families of alleged terrorists. He's talked about carpet-bombing ISIL.
Who do you think is going to carpet-bombed when all that occurs?
It's going to be innocent families.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Let me stop you right there.
If indeed Mr. Trump did become president, how would the military respond to those kinds of orders, if indeed he followed through on some of the things he has said in this campaign?
ALLEN: That's a great question, George. And I think we would be facing a civil military crisis, the like of which we've not seen in this country before.
There you have it. Trump has no credibility, nothing he says carries any weight because he has never served and the military would not just do his bidding to torture and carpet bomb innocent people.
Eagerly awaiting Trump's "You will abide" tweets, probably being pecked out by his tiny little baby hands right now. After he finishes bashing the Khans (which I just verified he is actively doing).