Bush Ethics Chief: I Guess It’s Ok to ‘Treat a Fallen Soldiers’ Family Like Dirt’ if We Stand For Anthem

Richard Painter, ethics czar for former President Bush, slammed President Donald Trump for his handling of calls made to the families of fallen soldiers on MSNBC Thursday night.

On with Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss his op-ed calling for Trump’s removal from office on mental health grounds, Painter declared: “The evidence is in. It’s clear. Over and over again President Trump has demonstrated that he has several disorders.”

Painter continued that Trump’s “extreme narcissism” has made president “obsessed with his fight with the NFL,” tying that back to Trump’s failed 1980s attempt to start a rival football league.

“It’s all about himself,” Painter continued. “And now we see with a fallen soldiers’ family treated like dirt, and I guess thats OK, to treat a fallen soldiers’ family like dirt, so long as we stand for the national anthem at a football game.”

Painter concluded that “President Trump is not fit psychologically for office,” noting that Republican lawmakers acknowledge this in private.

“At some point we have to realize that the future of our country is at stake.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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