I have found many things about President Donald Trump that are not to my liking, but I find his intrusion into the issues of military conduct and administration of military justice to be particularly disturbing. As a veteran, I am aware of the Code of Conduct; it provides guidance regarding the behavior of service members.
There is a Uniform Code of Military Justice, which defines punishable offenses and the processes by which the military justice system determines punishment. President Trump has never served in the military. His behavior would suggest that as a pampered rich kid he was never expected to follow any particular rules of good behavior.
He is impulsive, egotistical and dishonest.
In short, he is not the man that I would want serving in my unit.
I therefore find it particularly offensive that this man has disregarded the rulings of a military court and the recommendations of his senior military commanders. This does nothing to strengthen our military or our country.
On the contrary, this undermines the authority of officers who have proudly served our country for decades. Shame on you, Mr. President, for intruding into issues that you clearly do not understand.