Jul 09, 2020
POTUS: “A bully and a coward”

In this Morning Joe segment, Willie Geist and Mike Barnicle discuss news of the retirement of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a key witness in President Donald J. Trump’s impeachment inquiry, who announced his departure from the U.S. Army after more than 21 years of military service because he determined that his future in the armed forces “will forever be limited” by political retaliation, bullying and intimidation from President Trump and his allies. “Both he and his brother, Willie, are portraits of people who came to this country, immigrants who came to this country, and showed their love of citizenship and love of country by joining the United States Army. And this is a case of premeditated cruelty on the part of the President of the United States, who I can guarantee you never once established eyeball-to-eyeball contact with Lieutenant Colonel Vindman and said, ‘I didn’t like what you did.’ He is a bully and a coward and the Vindmans are the heroes,” says Barnicle about Vindman and twin brother, Lt. Col. Yevgeny Vindman.