Retired General Blasts Donald Trump for Getting Iran Policy Advice from Fox News

Retired Lieutenant General Mark Hertling has accused President Donald Trump of disregarding the advice of top administration officials when it comes to Iran, choosing instead to listen to the opinions of prominent Fox News hosts and hardline GOP politicians.

“The president is listening to Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson, [Senator] Tom Cotton, none of whom are national security experts,” Hertling said on CNN’s New Day during a panel discussion. “They don’t have the expertise,” he pointed out.

“Who he’s not listening to is the CIA director, the joint chairman of the joint chiefs, the secretary of defense–the acting decretary of defense–the secretary of state and some of the other people who should be providing input in terms of a primary commitment as what the long-term U.S. strategy should be,” the retired military officer, who previously served as commanding general of the U.S. Army Europe and the Seventh Army, said.

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