Donald Trump Is ‘Not Fit To Be President,’ U.S. Army Veteran Asserts In Campaign Trail Rebuke

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The Biden campaign unveiled a new video ad against former President Donald Trump this Thursday as the incumbent and presumptive Republican presidential nominee head towards an expected rematch later this year that polling suggests could be close.

The new Democratic ad features remarks from a group of veterans characterizing Trump as out of step with needs of — and presidential roles around — those who’ve served in the military and at odds with democracy as a whole.

“Donald Trump — he’s not fit to be commander-in-chief,” said veteran Ed McCabe in the new video. “He’s not fit to lead a squad. And he’s definitely not fit to be president of the United States.”

“Our troops deserve our respect and support—both on and off the battlefield. Trump doesn’t understand sacrifice. He thinks duty is a joke. And he is unfit to lead. Watch our new ad,” said the accompanying post on X (formerly Twitter) introducing the new clip.

Some of Trump’s expressed stances could actively undermine security among the U.S. and its allies, as warned by some observers. Specifically, he has insisted on talking about a scenario of backing Russia if the authoritarian-led country attacks a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) but that member was falling short of financial obligations that Trump imagines the alliance’s members to hold.

NATO functions on an agreement for mutual defense, meaning there is an expectation of the U.S. and other members coming to the aid of an attacked member, all of which was a key factor in its recent additions of Finland and Sweden. Trump stepping back from that — if actually re-granted presidential power, allowing for him to take the U.S. with him — could create an opening for real-world military action by an opponent.