US Republican presidential candidate, real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump. (Reuters / Brendan McDermid)
Tim Mak, Daily Beast: Military Brass Not Impressed by Trump
Donald Trump traveled to Baltimore to speak to a National Guard conference full of military brass who, by all indications, hadn’t forgotten his criticism of them from last week.
BALTIMORE — If Donald Trump expected to get a warm reception from a group of people he just dissed, he didn’t get it.
“I’ve met more generals [here] than I’ve ever met in my life. I like them and they like me,” Trump told the crowd packed into the Baltimore Convention Center attending The National Guard Association of the United States’ annual conference.
It sure didn’t feel that way.
The audience, made up primarily of officers in the U.S. National Guard, was lukewarm at best. His applause lines drew a tepid response. A noticeable number of people in the audience declined to clap at all, such as when he bragged about his poll numbers.
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WNU Editor: I recall reading the same thing when Senator Obama was running for the Presidency in 2008. Bottom line .... the Generals and the Admirals will follow the President .... whoever he (or she) is.