ABC News: Donald Trump Says He'll Teach Military Expert 'a Couple of Things' About Mosul
Donald Trump went on the offensive against a military expert and former dean of the Army War College, Jeff McCausland, who said the Republican nominee’s comments this weekend about the battle to reclaim Mosul in Iraq show he doesn’t have a firm grasp of military strategy.
“You can tell your military expert that I’ll sit down and I’ll teach him a couple of things,” Trump told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos in an exclusive interview.
On Sunday, Trump tweeted that the ongoing offensive against the ISIS stronghold of Mosul is turning out to be a “total disaster.”
“We gave them months of notice. U.S. is looking so dumb. VOTE TRUMP and WIN AGAIN!” he tweeted.
Trump doubled down on his assertion that the element of surprise is an important military strategy.
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Update #1: The Campaign Battle of Mosul: Gen. Allen Says Trump Undercutting Operation -- PJ Media
Update #2: Gens. Flynn, Kellogg: The truth about what's happening in Mosul (hint: Trump's right) -- FOX News
WNU Editor: I hope that Donald Trump is wrong in his assessment on what will happen in Mosul. Unfortunately .... in almost every urban battle fought against the Islamic State .... the city has been destroyed. Will this also happen to Mosul? The way I see it .... if you have a few thousand well armed men running rampage in a city .... what do you think will happen? As to Donald Trump's criticism that the military operation should have been kept secret .... maybe in the past such secrecy could be maintained, but in today's social media world and 24/7 news and communication .... good luck.