A guest on CNN Friday lashed out at President Trump, calling him a “cafeteria patriot” and suggesting that he’s ignoring dead soldiers because they died in Africa.
SiriusXM host Joe Madison, appearing on “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon,” said:
He hasn’t said anything. No one in his administration has said anything. Now I hate to say on this airway that maybe it’s because it’s in Africa, but you know what? My audience thinks that has a lot to do with it. But the common thread is whenever someone talks about this man, whenever he gets his feelings hurt, he’ll be up tonight tweeting us.
Madison was referencing American troops killed in Niger by ISIS in early October.
Trump has not yet personally made a statement, but Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has.
The radio host also called Trump a “cafeteria patriot,” saying,
‘He’s a cafeteria patriot.’ You know, what he does, he picks and chooses that which he thinks symbolizes patriotism. He’s a cafeteria patriot and the reality is those players who take a knee, high school students who take a knee, they’re just as patriotic as the founders of this country who stood up and protested against an entire king and a country. So patriotism comes in all forms, and maybe if he was so patriotic, he would have served when he had an opportunity to defend this flag.