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Trump & McRaven & the Military / A Discussion #1132149

CNN Evening News for Monday, Nov 19, 2018
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(Studio: John Berman) A Keeping Them Honest look at President Trump & retired Adm. William McRaven, who led the special operations takedown of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden††, introduced. [In 2001, President BUSH  - talks about those who knocked these buildings down.] [In 2011, President OBAMA - says an operation has killed bin Laden.] The photo from the White House situation room as the bin Laden raid was carried out shown. [On Fox, yesterday, TRUMP - says McRaven ia a Hillary Clinton fan & an Obama backer & we should halve gotten bin Laden sooner.] McRaven's criticism of Trump's attacks on the press & the bin Laden operation recalled; details given about McRaven being praised as non-partisan. [In the past, TRUMP - criticizes Senator John McCain.] Trump tweet about bin Laden being caught sooner quoted. Trump book "The America We Deserve" about bin Laden quoted.

(Studio: John Berman; White House: Jim Acosta) What Trump is saying today about McRaven & the political timeframe of the hunt for bin Laden discussed.

(Studio: John Berman) Live discussion held with CNN's retired Gen. Mark Hertling & author Max Boot about Trump, the military & McRaven. [HERTLING - offers views on Trump's military budget, the problems at the V.A. & the politicization of the military, the reaction of the military to politics with the president using the military as props, how the military has to have trust in him.] [BOOT - offers views on Trump as a "genius decision-maker", how he throws the military under the bus, but ignores the veterans on Veterans Day & has not visited the military in the field with him using the troops for political purposes on the border.]

Berman, John;
Acosta, Jim

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