Retired four-star military general rips Mike Pence's "revolting sycophancy" and "devotion" to Trump

General Barry McCaffrey rains hell on Mike Pence for covering up Trump's bungled coronavirus response

By Tom Boggioni
Published March 15, 2020 1:15AM (UTC)
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US Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a news conference on the COVID-19 outbreak at the White House on February 26, 2020. - US President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his administration's response to the novel coronavirus, lashing the media for spreading panic as he conducts an evening news conference on the epidemic. (ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story


Vice President Mike Pence got a severe scolding from retired four-star General Barry McCaffrey on Saturday morning for his fawning praise of Donald Trump during a Rose Garden press conference to address the coronavirus pandemic.

Taking to Twitter, the former cabinet official who served under President Bill Clinton lashed out the whole Trump administration for undermining U.S. national security with the handling of the health crisis while targetting Pence by name.


On Twitter, he wrote, "The Public Health Care system at Federal and State level has atrophied in the past thirty years. It is a crucial leg of US national security. It will take 5 years to reimagine and resource an appropriate capability. Corona virus is just the latest disaster."

He then added, "Revolting sycophancy by Pence and others in the Administration to Trump. There are eerie echos of 'supreme leader' adulation to all of this. That Trump tolerates or needs this kind of faux devotion is dangerous in a democracy."

You can see his tweets below:


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