Stephanopoulos Presses Trump on Disparaging Soldiers: ‘You Used Language Like That in the Past’
STEPHANOPOULOS: "Mr. President, you have — you have used language like that in the past. You did say that John McCain wasn't a war hero. And notably silent in the wake of this article were General John Kelly, who was your chief of staff at the time; General James Mattis, who served as Defense Secretary for you has said you're —"
TRUMP: "They didn't hear me say that."
STEPHANOPOULOS: "They said you're — well, I'm getting to a broader point with the generals."
TRUMP: "Because I never said it."
STEPHANOPOULOS: "General Mattis said you're a divider; you're not trying to unite the country. General Kelly said he agreed with that. John Bolton, who was your national security advisor, said you're a danger to the country. The people in these top military positions who served most closely with you have said you're unfit for office. How do you respond to that?"