MSNBC’S John Heilemann: ‘Great Danger for Trump’ of Former Generals Speaking Out Against Him

MSNBC’S John Heilemann: ‘Great Danger for Trump’ of Former Generals Speaking Out Against Him

MSNBC’s John Heilemann believes President Donald Trump could be in political trouble if former generals who worked with him speak out following the publication of an article in The Atlantic claiming he called dead U.S. troops ‘losers’.

“But General James Mattis has already spoken out against Donald Trump, in his own way General John Kelly has done the same, as has General McMaster,” said Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough.

“You don’t have to be Columbo to figure out who at least three of these four sources are, and the risk Donald Trump makes is, the more he pushes back on it, the more he smokes these generals out and they say on the record in in the closing two months of the campaign what they’re only saying off the record right now.”

“I think that’s a great danger for Trump at this point,” Heilemann said. “I joined the chorus of people who think that these military people, particularly, who, if these stories are true, we have no reason not to think they’re true, they’re utterly consistent with everything that Trump has said and done.”

“You have the receipts, but also, who really thinks that — Jeffrey’s story kind of illustrates and puts all the facts together, it — part of its power is that it reinforces something that we all already kind of think about Donald Trump. People who dodged the draft generally think that people who got drafted are idiots.”

Watch the video above, via MSNBC.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor