Last month, an Officer in the United States Marine Corps, Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, was relieved of his duty after he posted a video on Facebook chastising his command, military leaders, and the Biden administration for the failed withdrawal in Afghanistan. While just his opinion, the video quickly went viral, and it didn’t take long for the military and White House to take notice. Not only was Scheller relieved of his duty, but his comments also landed him in the brig, facing what his parents are calling “a long prison term.” And although the liberal media has turned Scheller into a radical conservative, it appears that the marine wasn’t much of a fan of former President Donald Trump either.
In a Facebook post dated September 25, Scheller goes on a tirade about the government and the failure it has become. But he also mentions Trump. He writes, “President Trump. I was told by everyone to kiss the ring because of your following and power. I refuse. While I respect your foreign policy positions, I hate how you divided the country. I don’t need or want your help. You do not have the ability to pull US together. You may even win the next election. But your generation’s time is running out. Tell your son to stop tweeting about me. Your whole family knows nothing about US or our sacrifices. I could never work with you. I’d rather sit in jail and be released with a dishonorable than make compromises in my beliefs.”
Scheller went on to clarify the good that Trump did as President but couldn’t get past him as a person. “Did he expose the corruption in the DOJ, media, and other places – yes. Was he the right person to expose the corruption at that time… maybe. Is he honest, accountable, and full of integrity… no. Would I want to work for a leader like that… no. I want a leader that will bring the US together. Someone who has the courage to defend our country when called. My sons deserve that type of leader running the country in the future. That type of person is the only leader who I want in my corner.”
Still, even though Scheller was hesitant of both Biden and Trump, the media only wants to focus on his comments about the current administration. And while liberals want his career, it should be noted that over 27,000 conservatives joined together and raised close to $2.5 million for Scheller and his family.