Ex-Trump official calls BS on president’s love for the military — and shames him for the government shutdown

Ex-Trump official calls BS on president’s love for the military — and shames him for the government shutdown
President Donald J. Trump greets U.S. Army General Vincent Brooks, United States Forces of Korea commander, after landing at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov 7, as part of his 13-day trip through the Pacific Theater. President Trump traveled from Osan to Camp Humphreys to speak with service members. Afterward, he is expected to speak with key military leaders of the region on strengthening the international resolve to confront the North Korean threat and ensure the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Echols III/Released)

David Lapan, who served as the spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security under President Donald Trump, called out the president on Monday after he boasted about doing a “great job” for the American military.


Lapan, a retired marine who left the Trump administration in late 2017, took issue with Trump’s tweet claiming that he has “done a great job for… the Military, Vets, Economy and so much more.”

“It’s time to retire the line about the military after your shutdown forced Coast Guardsmen and women to work without pay for 35 days,” Lapan wrote in response to Trump’s tweet. “And now you’re taking billions of [dollars] away from the military for a border wall (that Congress is already funding).”

This is not the first time that Lapan has publicly criticized Trump since leaving the administration. Last November, for example, he slammed Trump for using military service members as “political pawns” after the president ordered them to go to the U.S.-Mexico border to deal with the caravan of migrants that was trying to seek entry into the United States.

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