Selva was reappointed Joint Chiefs by Trump in 2017, after being first appointed by President Barack Obama in 2015. As vice chairman, he was deeply involved in the country’s nuclear weapons program, and his support is particularly noteworthy because recently retired officers generally keep you out of politics.
“Thanks to his contemptuous demeanor and failure, our allies no longer trust or respect us and our enemies no longer fear us. Climate change continues unabated, as does the North Korean nuclear program. The president has ceded influence to a Russian opponent who does so . ”
It goes on to say: “Only FDR and Abraham Lincoln came into office to experience more monumental crises than the next president.”
Other signatories include retired four-star general and former Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army, Peter Chiarelli, and former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, who served in the administration of George W. Bush.
Also on the list are national security officials from Democratic administrations such as former National Security Advisor to Obama Susan Rice and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.