Clearing Of Peaceful Protesters Not Morally Right, Says Adm. McRaven | Morning Joe | MSNBC

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Retired US Navy Adm. William McRaven weighs in on military leaders becoming increasingly vocal against the president and the president's clearing of Lafayette Square for a photo op, which Adm. McRaven says was not morally right. Aired on 6/5/2020.
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Clearing Of Peaceful Protesters Not Morally Right, Says Adm. McRaven | Morning Joe | MSNBC

104 Comments on "Clearing Of Peaceful Protesters Not Morally Right, Says Adm. McRaven | Morning Joe | MSNBC"

  1. Nick Hughes | June 5, 2020 at 9:05 AM | Reply

    Morals in the White House.? Lol.

    • As long as I watched politics I’ve never seen that happen. I started watching in 1963.

    • @Democrats are Racist Evil Liars Oh,and the moral question I asked–…Give me 3 good examples of the morality in the asshat….I dare you!

    • Fifer McGee | June 5, 2020 at 1:31 PM | Reply

      Certainly not in this white house.

    • Pensa Simpson | June 5, 2020 at 1:38 PM | Reply

      @Nota Bene Oh, can a group of women just barf all over that sleaze a$$bite once we get him in handcuffs and drag his butt out of our White House?

    • Gwendolyn Williams | June 5, 2020 at 1:58 PM | Reply

      @Democrats are Racist Evil Liars You sound stupid and ridiculous / their is something very wrong with you. You come here to create confusion. GTFOH trolling this channel.

  2. Just another day in the salt mine | June 5, 2020 at 9:08 AM | Reply

    Trump is slowly but surely sinking his second term election.

    • BKD Vickers | June 5, 2020 at 6:41 PM | Reply

      @Sandy Murray So you approve of ignorant people rioting, looting and burning democrat cities?? I’m not surprised……

    • Sandy Murray | June 5, 2020 at 6:50 PM | Reply

      @BKD Vickers No I don`t approve of the crap you mention,but there is no need for tear gassing innocent people that were rightfully protesting against the unjust behavior of so called protectors of the country.Get off your high horse. I`m not surprised by converts of satanism,of which you undoubtedly are.

    • BKD Vickers | June 5, 2020 at 6:58 PM | Reply

      @Sandy Murray The protesters were refusing to obey police orders and things were about to get out of hand. Plain and simple. They were warned.

    • @UWSGRRL What god?

    • Sandra Whitlock | June 5, 2020 at 10:54 PM | Reply

      I am praying you are right. But we are the ones who have to get out and vote. ALL OF US! VOTE!

  3. Chad Clanton | June 5, 2020 at 9:14 AM | Reply

    How many generals, admirals, etc will these cult members ignore for their beloved snake oil salesman?

    • Mette Jakobsen | June 5, 2020 at 9:26 AM | Reply

      Chad Clanton. Every one. Trumps followers only watch FoxNews, and they only tell a histore of Black people looting and destroying things. No kontext provided. They trust only what Trump and Hannity tells them.

    • Radwulf Eboraci | June 5, 2020 at 9:42 AM | Reply

      They are simply not told. Fox News has them kettled for Trump. There are now over 20 generals and admirals who have said he’s a moron.

    • Chad Clanton | June 5, 2020 at 9:42 AM | Reply

      @Mette Jakobsen yup, 35% of Americans are in a cult.

    • All of them, it’s what a cult does

    • @Chad Clanton YES!!!! We have to fight back and VOTE HIM OUT.

  4. Jose Cuesta | June 5, 2020 at 9:16 AM | Reply


    • The governor, mayor, city council, and DA are all Democrats. Tell me superfly, what did you think was going to change by doing the exact same thing??

  5. Why can’t anyone reply to FOX. Are they in a Bunker also?

    • @Randy Couch welfare yeah because majority of Republicans have great jobs.fact majority of the people who are on welfare are poor white low class people who are in Republican run states so that is fine with me

    • Richard Hunt | June 5, 2020 at 8:48 PM | Reply


    • Richard Hunt | June 5, 2020 at 8:49 PM | Reply

      @William Bailey But isn’t FOX AMERICAS NEWSROOM ?

    • Richard Hunt | June 5, 2020 at 8:51 PM | Reply

      @Alexsandra Fioravanti It’s like they’re not even trying anymore !!
      Just like the rest of Trumps REPUBLICAN PARTY trying to hide that this is a Coup d’etat !!

    • William Bailey | June 5, 2020 at 9:29 PM | Reply

      @Richard Hunt is it,

  6. Thank you ADM. WILLIAM MCRAVEN your strong voices took a way some my worries.

  7. Lloyd Acton | June 5, 2020 at 9:23 AM | Reply

    Those protesters were simply exercising their 1st amendment rights. The Trump supporters need to realize there are more amendments to the constitution than just the 2nd one.

    • @Molly Misandrist In a country with 330 million, the difference of a few million votes is still a close race. Factor in the gerrymandered districts that result in the Republican majority Senate and you see that the actual percentage of Republicans in Amerikkka is not the only element at work here. I’m in no way championing the Republicans; I’m further left than nearly every current member of Congress. But we need to recognize that even with over three years of blatant fuckups, Trump’s support, be it ever so low according to you, is nearly as high as it was for him to take office. Now consider all the progressives who caved and voted for Hillary to no avail in 2016 who are now vowing NOT to vote for Biden… Trump isn’t a goner just yet. Amerikkka is meaner & stupider than a lot of liberals want to admit. It’s disgusting but Trump is more beloved than many on the left want to admit. I fell for the lie that we had it in the bag in 2016. Not again. I’ll believe it when I see it.

    • I dont condone riots and looting but material objects can always be replaced at least…But innocent people murdered by the cops can never be…Just sayin

    • @Blunted206 Destroying someones business and livelihood leads to suicides. Mental health issues, abuse, drug and alcohol addiction. Being influenced to join the idiots can lead to criminal prosecution and a criminal record.. That destroys a young mans life… its a paid trail

    • @Real Deal – Everyone agrees on that I have no idea what is the argument. They are no flooding the waves with 5% of incident vs the 95% of peaceful protests hoping to fix a problem that has infected our country for centuries.

    • Dylann Roof was simply exercising his 1st & 2nd Amendment rights when he went to church on June 17th, 2015. He was the kind of protester that President Trumpelthinskin could get behind. Trump might even call him “a very fine person”. Might the president be persuaded to issue him a pardon?

      It’s not too unlikely. Trump was ready to invite Frederick Douglas to the White House so that he could present him with a medal.

  8. JONAS GEORGES | June 5, 2020 at 9:24 AM | Reply

    Nowadays self serving religious zealotry stands in place common decency. Morality, ethics and the rule of law take a back seat to the whims and fancies of the administration.

    • @John Galt mitch wouldn’t allow witnesses either

    • James Jacquot | June 5, 2020 at 9:17 PM | Reply

      I don’t get it, churches can’t gather but you can stuff thousands side by side and protest? I call BS. Why can everyone else do it but when Trump walks 6′ away from everyone it triggers the snowflakes? Sounds like out of control hatred that disconnects analytical thought.

    • @James Jacquot Churches can gather…

    • James Jacquot | June 5, 2020 at 10:45 PM | Reply

      @Sub Pub In NC we are in phase 2 and are on a reduced size of gatherings. It appears only protest groups have no size limits.

    • Sandra Whitlock | June 5, 2020 at 10:55 PM | Reply

      Thank you.

  9. My stepdad lied about his age and because he was a tall person they took him at his word. He was one of those 17 year olds landing on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day. He was one of the nicest men I have ever met.

    • Gilmore Mccoy | June 5, 2020 at 10:05 AM | Reply

      Your point is? What about trumpdemic peeing on the Constitution🤑?

    • Karon Sanchez | June 5, 2020 at 10:13 AM | Reply

      Raynie, My dad was in Pearl Harbor! Got a Purple Heart! a True Hero! And a most excellent, wonderful father as well. Aren’t some dad’s just great?

    • British savvy | June 5, 2020 at 11:12 AM | Reply

      @Karon Sanchez they are, my dad was a d-day vet ♥️

    • @Gilmore Mccoy , doesn’t have to be a point just putting my two cents in cause it made me think of him. He would definitely be against everything going on right now and as far as I am concerned…….is it November yet?

  10. Please don’t make this a solemn day, WE SHALL OVERCOME JOE!


  11. Justice Boofer | June 5, 2020 at 9:31 AM | Reply

    My uncle joined the Marines right after Pearl Harbor, he was 14 years old. He served with Carlson’s Raiders in the Solomon Islands. Google Franklin Wells Butterfield.

    • Sara Pulford | June 5, 2020 at 11:30 AM | Reply

      @Richard Hunt 🇬🇧 What you should be if you were on the North Atlantic runs. Thankful to survive. I’m an 82 year old Brit and I never cease to be grateful to ALL the nations who took part in WW2 and helped save the invaded countries of Europe and Asia.

    • Edward Emmick | June 5, 2020 at 11:57 AM | Reply

      My Dad hitch hiked to see his father to sign waver at seventeen, shot down on fifth mission, spent 18 months stalug luft one. He bailed out over Holland as the plane exploded at 24000 feet, Dec 22nd 1943. Nineteen year old second lieutenant, navigator of their B-17 “Mrs America”. He was carried out on a stretcher, 87 pounds, camp liberated by the Russians . Salute to your Uncle and all our Dad’s. They were a great generation.

    • @Richard Hunt I’m HML/A-369 f/e MAG -39 ANTIFA.

    • Victoryat Omahabeach | June 5, 2020 at 8:08 PM | Reply

      @Richard Hunt There was no ANTIFA then.. and US Troops were certainly not Anarchist who called everyone that disagreed with their radical viewpoints racist/fascist right before inciting violence like the modern ANTIFA movement.

    • Richard Hunt | June 5, 2020 at 8:46 PM | Reply

      @Victoryat Omahabeach Oh and OB
      PREPARE for an onslaught of negativity headed your way !

  12. Mignon Simpson | June 5, 2020 at 9:37 AM | Reply

    Hitler cut a deal with the German business men to help him gain power in Germany. You might want to think of Trump’s dealings now.

    • @A Wood The same night the electoral college got hacked! There ya go!

    • jacq danieles | June 5, 2020 at 11:28 AM | Reply

      @D.O.A_ Unpossibles – a real patriot wouldn’t be covering for a pathological lying conman.

    • @Cleon P. How many Ivanka Trump’s voting machines are being set up right now? Dark forces at work to keep Trump in power.

    • @A Wood This will be the wildest presidential changeover like we’ve never seen or experienced in our lifetime…We already see the desperation of him not wanting what’s coming….He will not go quietly!

    • @Cleon P. Most Americans weren’t paying attention to the Dakota Access pipeline peaceful protest. US citizens peacefully protesting were being assaulted by militarized law enforcement and the national guard. One group was watching and that was the veterans. Thousands signed up to travel there to protect the protesters. The veterans understood that they took an oath to protect US citizens even from their own government.

  13. Babak Kamali | June 5, 2020 at 9:40 AM | Reply

    American leadership crumbled on the day of Trump inauguration.

    • Robert Decker | June 5, 2020 at 9:12 PM | Reply

      @Sub Pub you want me to just start with Bill Clinton letting the CIA use the mena airport in Arkansas for iran /contra weapons for drugs? I will if you like you p.o.s.

    • Douglas Williams | June 5, 2020 at 9:13 PM | Reply

      @Brian R. The theory of everything that is correct… that would be mine also… The earth 🌎 hits a black hole ⚫ and the memory of all life = God goes through the Einstein – Rosen bridge into the past …6 dimensions cause 6 days of creation. ( endless time looping means God is forever and the universe is the age they estimate it to be )The gaps in the fossil are proof that God is real. The fossil record was made as the evolutionary theory demands it must have been … if God brings information from the future into the past (revelations) the missing fossil record is in a timeline that we don’t see and is now gone. And the suggestion that evolution proves there is no God… the reverse is true. The trinity of God is justice judgment and mercy = spirit . Accusations against the character of mankind are accusations against God. GUANTANAMO won’t let it be closed … why … to them its washing away there accusation against democracy. Its mocking our will and God. Can’t fix whats obviously broken… why … again it would clean what they destroyed. Democracy has never done anything good or evil… it is only a reflection of politician. (Who won’t do what the people want)
      It is ” behold the lamb of God, without spot or blemish. ” the mirror doesn’t fight back = lamb. Jesus said ” in the end days they shall say he is over here or over there, but go not after them for the kingdom of heaven is within you. When he said ” I will come again ” he wasn’t speaking as Jesus but as the Son of Man. The second coming of the Son of Man in the clouds of glory… after having defeated the attempts of THEM trying to get us to hate democracy and take our faith in God = mankind . You are not at fault for your beliefs . You have a healtby balance of the trinity… you have been lied to. ” Trust me ” is to say no I’m not going to tell you what I’m up to… dont want a yea or nay from anyone…. clinton put justice to sleep 💤. While he ser out on a mission to save us from his reflection. Jesus said ” The beast denies itself , I can not deny myself. ” = in front of a mirror.

    • Robert Decker | June 5, 2020 at 9:14 PM | Reply

      I’ll F your world up with facts bro, hope you got your reading glasses. Not my first day dude

    • @Douglas Williams – Magical thinking and a total misunderstanding of quantum physics on your part does not undo the epic failure of the ancient biblical authors to comprehend the evolution of the universe and the onset of life throughout it.

      Nothing in the bible holds up to the measurements and observations of nature. Males could not have been “created” before females and females cannot be created from male chromosomes.

      The concept of God is nothing more than a validation of patriarchal control over society. It has failed time and time again. Ironically, this pandemic has exposed the flaws of male-dominated governments. The nations run by women have done a far better job of protecting their populations than those run by men. It is not even close.

      The bible is nothing more than a fabrication of whimsical superstition that was created by primitive men who desperately wanted to believe that the entire universe revolved around them. To them, every star in the sky was just a pin hole in an enormous cloak that God drew across the sky so that they could sleep at night. They believed that the darkness was some type of “firmament” that existed above the surface of the “firmament” which was present below their feet.

      There is a gaping plot hole in the story of Genesis, prior to the creation of the Sun and Moon, which demonstrates the completely clueless nature of its authors.

    • Douglas Williams | June 5, 2020 at 10:09 PM | Reply

      @Brian R. let’s see… how to ga faster than light. Rail guns shoot a projectile using a spinning magnetic field meaning no recoil . If your ship has a many thousand gun internal space ship drive system … you could shoot your ship in the direction you wanted to go in and recycle your shots. You would maintain an increase in your speed = to 1 G force. giving your ship gravity. The transfer of motion from one object to another is a physics fact that does not change regardless of your current speed allowing such a ship to be going faster than light in about 14 years. And no imaginary barrier can change the physics of it.

  14. Sarah McCoy | June 5, 2020 at 9:40 AM | Reply

    Admiral McRaven is an American hero!

    • Above All, United | June 5, 2020 at 2:47 PM | Reply

      Trump is an American zero

    • Chinche Malinche | June 5, 2020 at 2:58 PM | Reply

      @Above All, United you are amazing. How original. I bet your dog is proud of you.

    • @Chinche Malinche It’s better to be correct than original. And correct she is. Find a bunker.

    • Evolved Elephant | June 5, 2020 at 8:15 PM | Reply

      Above All, United Well he is billionaire that everyone liked until he ran, who then became president with no prior political experience while everyone else laughed at him the whole way through, seemingly going against all odds and becoming the most hated man in the world, seemingly, but despite all that continued to do what he thought needed to be done, sounds kind of like an underdog story if you ask me

    • Chinche Malinche | June 5, 2020 at 8:18 PM | Reply

      @Evolved Elephant ditto

  15. John Townsend | June 5, 2020 at 9:44 AM | Reply

    “The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” Winston Churchill

  16. Back when being American meant something and we knew who our foreign enemies were…

    • Marco Rodrigues | June 5, 2020 at 7:01 PM | Reply

      @Horice Black o Onça vai devolver ou Quer ser confiscado .a sim não precisa se dá o Trabalho onça .🐆

    • Marco Rodrigues | June 5, 2020 at 7:09 PM | Reply

      @Zaphod Dog eu vivo no Mundo da Evolução da Tecnologia.veja o quanto ela oje nós tem proporcionado .oje você sabia que você pode comprar tudo sem sair de casa e até carro casa . E só organizar .e tudo num passe de mágica tu tem tudo em mãos sem se dá o trabalho de se locomover .

    • @Zaphod Dog I would leave but I like t watch people comment on things that George Soros supports.

    • Horice Black | June 5, 2020 at 7:27 PM | Reply

      @Marco Rodrigues no comprende’

    • Evolved Elephant | June 5, 2020 at 8:04 PM | Reply

      Zett76 Trump may be a clown, but he is our clown whether you voted for him or not. If a clown can outsmart 325 mil people then perhaps it’s clowns that we should hire as teachers to teach our children.

  17. Yes it’s going to be very interesting in November get a straight jacket and make it tight

  18. This country is bring led by a mad man

  19. Don’t forget al the African Americans who fought your wars America who bled and died for you to treat them like this. Since 1812

    • Shawna Weesner | June 5, 2020 at 5:02 PM | Reply

      jade Whites and blacks built the White House. It took the education of white men (Engineers, planners, etc. and the skilled labor of African Americans, slaves at that time, to build the White House. We are all slaves today, to the upper 1% of Americans. We are in so much debt to China, that after they subdue Hong Kong, they will be coming for us next, so we all better learn to work together.

    • Shawna Weesner | June 5, 2020 at 5:03 PM | Reply

      jade Spoken like a true SLAVE!

    • ragtime forever | June 5, 2020 at 7:22 PM | Reply

      Your date is way too late: Crispus Attucks died in 1770 in the Boston Massacre.

    • Ltrainsns Ns | June 5, 2020 at 10:01 PM | Reply


    • Sandra Whitlock | June 5, 2020 at 10:55 PM | Reply

      I will never forget.

  20. MCconnell and the Republican senators enabling Evil trump.

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