Retired army general Barry McCaffrey said Monday that President Trump Donald John TrumpBroward's official Brenda Snipes's resignation after criticizing Trump's court selects MORE "acted like an eighth-grader" by He attacked the former Navy SEAL, which oversaw the operation that killed Osama bin Laden.
"That actually has a weird aspect," McCaffrey said while talking about MSNBC.
He noted that the retired Adm. William McRaven "widely respected" and epitomizes an American hero before adding that he was always apolitical in the performance of his duties.
"And now [Trump’s] who behaves like an 8th student in this counterattack," he explained.
His comments came just one day after Trump had dismissed McCraven as " Hillary Clinton fan" and as "Obama Backer" in an interview with Fox News anchor Chris Wallace.
Trump also questioned why it took so long for the US to find bin Laden, who was killed in Pakistan in Pakistan in 2011. McRaven was Vice Admiral at the 2011 raid.
"Would not it have been nice if we had gotten Osama bin Laden much earlier, would not it have been nice?" he asked.
McRaven responded to Trump's attacks by standing up to his previous criticism of him, saying that what he called Trump's attacks on the media was "the greatest threat to our democracy in my life."
people's right to free press and freedom of opinion and expression, then threaten the Constitution and all that it stands for, "he said, while also stating that he did not support a presidential candidate in the 2016 elections.  Several current and former US officials have condemned Trump since broadcasting his comments, and retired Lieutenant General Mark Hertling called them "disgusting."
But the president defended his criticism on Monday and tweeted that the US had "Osama Bin Laden long before us should have taken "