It seems that retired army general Stanley McChrystal will not join the constantly evolving list of Trump administration officials in the short term.
The former major commander of US and international forces in Afghanistan said during an interview that aired Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that he would reject a job offer for President Donald Trump if asked.
“It’s important for me to work for people who I think are basically honest, who tell the truth in the best way they know it,” McChrystal said. He suggested that the president has been, at times, “openly false in things.”
“The military talks about … if you find yourself in a difficult military situation, that leader would sacrifice himself, put himself and others at risk of coming for you,” he continued. “I have to believe that the people I’m working for would do that, whether or not we agree on many other things, I’m not convinced of the behavior I’ve seen that’s the case here.”
When asked if he believed Trump was “immoral,” McChrystal said yes.
“I do not think he tells the truth,” he told ABC. “What I would ask every American to do is … stand in front of that mirror and say, ‘What is it about? Am I really willing to throw away or ignore some of the things that people do that are quite unacceptable? because they fulfill other things that we like? ”
“If we want to be governed by someone with whom we would not make a commercial deal because … their fund is very bleak, if we are willing to do it, then that is in conflict with what we think we are,” he said. additional. “And then I think it’s necessary in those moments to take a position.”
McChrystal headed the Joint Special Operations Command in the mid-2000s under President George W. Bush. He served as commander of the International Security Assistance Force for a little over a year with President Barack Obama before resigning in June 2010, a day after Rolling Stone published an online article in which McChrystal and his staff they made fun of Vice President Joe Biden and criticized Obama’s leadership.