President Donald Trump struck back at retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, saying the former commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan “got fired like a dog by [former President Barack] Obama.”
Trump tweeted Tuesday that McChrystal, who on Sunday called the president “immoral,” was a supporter of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and called his “last assignment a total bust.”
“Known for big, dumb mouth. Hillary lover!” Trump wrote.
In addition on Twitter, Trump cited Fox News host Laura Ingraham as saying, “Media Didn’t Like McChrystal Until He Started Bashing Trump.”
The diatribe was a response to McChrystal’s remarks made Sunday on ABC-TV’s “This Week,” when he praised former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis for resigning, the day after Trump announced that the estimated 2,000 U.S. troops serving in Syria would be withdrawn.