“This is nothing but typical bluster,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said after Trump threatened to veto the defense spending bill.
"The idea of fighting American citizens on American soil is not what the military does and not what the American people expect the military to do," one critic said.
The president “will not even consider” renaming military bases that honor Confederate leaders.
The paper's editorial page editor argues that publishing a senator's call for military suppression of protests is necessary for debate. That won't cut it.
The president is “a draft-dodging wannabe tinpot dictator,” said the Illinois senator and Iraq War vet. “How dare you politicize our military.”
The televangelist also said the president should be comforting Americans right now.
"No quarter for insurrectionists, anarchists, rioters, and looters,” the Arkansas Republican senator tweeted.
“I’m really looking forward to Trump’s defenders saying this with a straight face,” tweeted longtime GOP strategist Rick Wilson.
“I felt like I didn't have a military voice, but now I know I do.”
In a leaked letter, a captain warned Navy leadership about a coronavirus outbreak on board his ship. Then, he was relieved of his command.