Former Special Forces Commander Featured In New Anti-Trump Ad

Screenshot via YouTube

Michael Waltz, a former Special Forces commander who served in Afghanistan and the Middle East, is one of a number of veterans who have recently appeared in ads from groups aiming to prevent Donald Trump from snagging the Republican presidential nomination.

The ads, released by a conservative advocacy group called The American Future Fund, feature veterans calling out Trump for statements about prisoners of war. They end with the text, “Trump's a phony. Stop him now.”

Over the course of his campaign, Trump has shown disrespect to veterans like 2008 presidential candidate and Vietnam prisoner of war Sen. John McCain, whose heroism Trump called into question because he was captured.

“I like people who weren’t captured,” Trump said in July at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa.

In his ad, Waltz said, “Donald Trump hasn’t served in this country a day in his life.”

He also stated that Trump is a draft dodger who has been fed by a silver spoon, and that his comments should be sickening to all service members and veterans.

Waltz is extremely active in the national security field. He served as a senior advisor and policy director in the White House and Pentagon before joining the private sector and is the author of the book, “Warrior Diplomat: A Green Beret’s Battles from Washington to Afghanistan.”

Watch the 60-second ad here.

Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.

Take $75 off a Casper Mattress and $150 off a Wave Mattress with code TASKANDPURPOSE

And no one knows that better than military service members and we have the pictures to prove it.

Read More Show Less

Airman 1st Class Isaiah Edwards has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after a military jury found him guilty of murder in connection with the death of a fellow airman in Guam, Air Force officials announced on Tuesday.

Read More Show Less

It took four years for the Army to finally start fielding the much-hyped Joint Light Tactical Vehicles, and it took soldiers less than four days to destroy one.

Read More Show Less
Capt. Jonathan Turnbull. (U.S. Army)

A soldier remains in serious condition after being injured in the deadly ISIS bombing that killed two other U.S. service members, a DoD civilian, and a defense contractor in Syria last week, Stars and Stripes reports.

Read More Show Less

A Russian man got drunk as all hell and tried to hijack an airplane on Tuesday, according to Russian news agencies.

So, pretty much your typical day in Siberia. No seriously: As Reuters notes, "drunken incidents involving passengers on commercial flights in Russia are fairly common, though it is unusual for them to result in flights being diverted."

Read More Show Less