Hero Pilot Sully Sullenberger Expresses Disgust with Trump: ‘Vote Him Out’
Captain Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger has denounced President Donald Trump in a series of scathing tweets. The pilot, who became a household name following the Miracle on the Hudson, made clear that recent reports of Trump’s comments about the military convinced him to speak out.
“I am a veteran. I volunteered for military service during wartime. So did my father. His generation saved the world from fascism,” Sullenberger wrote.
“I have long known that serving a cause greater than oneself is the highest calling, whether in the military or in civilian life. And I have always tried to be a voice of reason and to speak in a measured way. But this situation calls for a much more direct approach. It is time to call out egregious behavior for what it is.”
5/9 For the first time in American history, a president has repeatedly shown utter and vulgar contempt and disrespect for those who have served and died serving our country.
— Sully Sullenberger (@Captsully) September 4, 2020
“For the first time in American history, a president has repeatedly shown utter and vulgar contempt and disrespect for those who have served and died serving our country,” he wrote.
“While I am not surprised, I am disgusted by the current occupant of the Oval Office. He has repeatedly and consistently shown himself to be completely unfit for and to have no respect for the office he holds.”
Sullenberger pointed to Trump’s oath of office before openly calling on Americans to vote against him in November, though he did not endorse former Vice President Joe Biden in so many words in the tweets. He had, however, endorsed Biden earlier this year.
“He cannot understand selflessness because he is selfish. He cannot conceive of courage because he is a coward. He cannot feel duty because he is disloyal,” Sullenberger said.
“We owe it not only to those who have served and sacrificed for our nation, but to ourselves and to succeeding generations to vote him out.”