Rowdy Republican super PAC the Lincoln Project took President Trump to task today with a searing new campaign. In it, former U.S. Navy Seal Dan Barkhuff says he feels “betrayed” that Trump was briefed about Russia offering bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill coalition/American troops, and can’t understand why he’s not doing more.
“Any commander-in-chief with a spine would be stomping the living shit out of Russians right now, diplomatically, economically or if necessary with the sort of asymmetric warfare they’re using to send our kids home in body bags.”
He goes on to say:
“Mr. Trump, you’re either a coward who can’t stand up to an ex-KGB goon or you’re complicit. Which is it?”
I think it’s both.
Jennifer Horn, the co-founder of the Lincoln Project, said in a statement that it “enrages” her that the president was aware that “Russia was hunting our soldiers,” but he “did nothing about it.”
“Patriotic Americans like Dan, who have honorably served to protect our freedoms, deserve a commander in chief they can trust,” she said. “The president defiles their service.”
Dan Barkhuff is a former Navy Seal /Annapolis grad who is now an emergency room doctor.
He’s also gun-owner.
And he’s pro-Life.
And he’s a combat veteran.
So… when someone like this is turning on Trump, you know there’s hope.