He and his people are featuring US Military senior Staff and Dr Fauci in their ads to their consternation…
Fauci has called the action ‘harassment’….
The Military leaders have announced their are NOT gonna be politically involved in the election….
They are ARE in Trump’s ads nevertheless….
Dr, Anthony Fauci told the Daily Beast that it would be “outrageous” and “terrible” if he was featured in another Trump campaign commercial and it could “come back to backfire” on Team Trump.
Explained Fauci: “By doing this against my will, they are in effect harassing me. Since campaign ads are about getting votes, their harassment of me might have the opposite effect of turning some voters off.”
President Trump’s reelection campaign is using the Pentagon’s senior civilian and uniformed officials in a new online advertisement, in violation of standing Pentagon policy.
The ad, which appeared as recently as Monday and targets possible mail-in voters, features a photo of Trump with Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley at his side as well as Vice President Pence.
“President Trump wants you to request your ballot,” the ad states.
Department of Defense (DOD) policy prohibits military members from participating in campaign activities such as volunteering for a candidate, attending a rally or appearing in materials while in uniform, though they are allowed to do so off duty.
Esper, in seeking to keep the Pentagon out of the Nov. 3 election, reiterated that service members must “uphold DOD’s longstanding tradition of remaining apolitical as we carry out our official responsibilities,” according to a February memo….