"If you're in that situation -- this to me is a fundamental problem for the Democratic Party -- if they don't figure this out, then this polarization, division, will not getting better," he said. This refusal did not sit well with Fox Business host Lou Dobbs, a rabid cheerleader of the president on cable news, who took to social media to denounce “Snowflake Generals” and suggesting that they are not loyal enough to win wars: No wonder these Snowflake Generals haven’t won a war since 1991: Military chiefs concerned about @realDonaldTrump‘s July Fourth celebration https://t.co/8JNPa3Q2e7 via @MailOnline #MAGA #AmericaFirst #Dobbs. Ann Coulter, writer & commentator. WASHINGTON – FOX Business Network host Lou Dobbs drew a backlash on Twitter after he made a post calling American military generals 'snowflakes' on Independence Day. Invest with us. Here, Dobbs is going off on Esper because he dared to give Lt. Col Alexander Vindman and his brother jobs after they were purged by Trump in his post-impeachment retribution, "giving Vindman a soft place to land.". NEW! We’ve revealed financial scams that prey on veterans, and legal efforts to harm workers exploited by abusive bosses. Military are snowflakes? Wait, so generals don’t want the military used as a political prop by a wannabe despot, so that explains the inevitable result of Republican presidents throwing them headlong into quagmires with no clear exit strategy? But we need your support to do what we do. Copyright © 2020 Raw Story Media, Inc. PO Box 21050, Washington, D.C. 20009 |, Fox Business host Lou Dobbs -- screenshot, New: Shop to Support Independent Journalism. Always was, and will remain so in perpetuity. That is such an unpatriotic thing to tweet any day; today, it is also a deplorable statement. Pat Buchanan, MSNBC commentator. — Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) July 4, 2019 The internet quickly dogpiled on Dobbs for his partisan attack on the military: remind us which one of those wars you served in Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Thousands expected for Donald Trump's 4th of July celebration, featuring tanks and lots of protests, 'Tanks' a lot: Trump 4th of July celebration isn't first time armored vehicles have rumbled into Washington, Who's coming to Trump's Fourth of July speech? Since the minute he got in, this inexperienced blowhard has made disastrous moves -- despite opposition from "his generals." Terry Moran doesn't sugarcoat Trump's utterly false "declaration of victory." … then let us make a small request. In a departure from previous Independence Day traditions, Trump plans to hold a speech on the Lincoln Memorial complete with plane flyovers, tank displays, and fireworks. We understand some users are having problems with comments loading and this will hopefully remedy that problem. Make a one-time contribution to Raw Story Investigates, or click here to become a subscriber. US Rep. Ted Yoho to introduce legislation that would permit military force if China invades Taiwan. click here to become a subscriber. Lou Dobbs, who never served in the military, has a lot of opinions about Defense Sec. He was born in Childress County in Texas but later at the age of 12 his entire family had to move to Rupert, Idaho, because of the failing family business. Before they were fired, Gordon Sondland & Lt. Col. Vindman were quietly planning their own exits. Invest with us in the future. We’ve exposed billionaire tax evasion and uncovered White House efforts to poison our water. Click to learn more. What a crock that was. This is the modern @GOP in a nutshell, right here. Unhinged from corporate overlords, we fight to ensure no one is forgotten. Near the end of another Oval Office grievance session, Donald Trump said it perhaps isn't enough that he had Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman escorted from from his White House national security position, along with his twin brother, in direct [...]. We need your support in this difficult time. — Shakespearetcr. Remember when Trump was running, and voters were reassured by him saying "I would listen to the generals"? "That is one, as you said, they believe they can pick up the number of votes needed to flip it, and where they're trying to contest the election right now.". No military service. No military service. Get a free book with your Raw Story subscription. … then let us make a small request. Like you, we believe in the power of progressive journalism — and we’re investing in investigative reporting as other publications give it the ax. Enjoy ad-free browsing while paying as you go. (@Lmgal2004) July 4, 2019, This is my father. HOW DARE YOU SAY THAT. Mark Esper's latest sin? I will fight everyday until trump & his cult are gone #Happy4thofJuly pic.twitter.com/Wt3nlProJy. Reminiscent of the Brooks Brothers riots of 2000, Republican "vote challengers" banged on the doors and blocked entrances to the center where votes were being counted in Detroit, Michigan. That’s the message the president wants to send.” https://t.co/gRdCaol91O, — Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) February 9, 2020. No military service. Mark Esper. The COVID crisis has cut advertising rates in half, and we need your help. Thanks, Adam!” Thanks, Junior, for confessing to an apparent violation of 18 U.S. Code § 1513, the law protecting witnesses from retaliation in an “official proceeding.” https://t.co/56RHUcCq7M, Former Trump NSC official: “The broader message to career officials is that you can’t speak up. To become an ad-free subscriber please select one of the following two options. "Just where the hell did Esper come up with a suggested threat of any kind of retaliation?" Thank you. 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Esper's original sin? George Stephanopoulos, ABC This Week host. Help us launch the Raw Story Podcast. We’ve exposed billionaire tax evasion and uncovered White House efforts to poison our water. What we know so far, Carla Marinucci, who writes the California version of Politico Playbook, called Dobbs' tweet an "insult" to "men and women of the military serving the country.". Please note our login process has changed. As President Donald Trump prepares to host his blowout Fourth of July celebration complete with flyovers and military parades, top officials in the Armed Forces have expressed concern about the event. Wolf Blitzer announces CNN has moved Michigan into Biden's column, giving him a total of 253 electoral votes. Mark Esper. — Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) February 10, 2020. The discussion started when former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang explained how many working-class Americans in rural America have come to see the Democratic Party not as a vehicle for making their lives better, but as an institution that polices their culture.