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Richard Painter: Guess It's OK 'to Treat a Fallen Soldier's Family Like Dirt'

(MSNBC's "The Last Dirt")

By    |   Friday, 20 October 2017 10:16 AM

Former President George W. Bush's chief ethics lawyer said Thursday, "I guess that's OK, to treat a fallen soldier's family like dirt, so long as we stand for the national anthem at a football game," in reference to President Donald Trump's recent controversies.

Richard Painter is the S. Walter Richey Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Minnesota Law School, and was associate White House counsel from 2005 to 2007. He appeared on MSNBC Thursday night to discuss his recent op-ed calling for Trump's removal from office.

"The evidence is in. It's clear. Over and over again President Trump has demonstrated that he has several disorders," Painter told host Lawrence O'Donnell, concluding later that "President Trump is not fit psychologically for office," and that "at some point we have to realize that the future of our country is at stake."

He added that Trump's "extreme narcissism" made him "obsessed with his fight with the NFL," noting that the president tried and failed to start an alternative professional football league in the 1980s.

Trump also caused controversy earlier this week when a Florida congresswoman accused him of making the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, one of the soldiers killed in Niger this month, cry during a phone call.

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

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Former President George W. Bush's chief ethics lawyer said Thursday, "I guess that's OK, to treat a fallen soldier's family like dirt, so long as we stand for the national anthem at a football game," in reference to President Donald Trump's recent controversies.
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