Just this past week President Trump directly interfered with the military justice system because someone on Fox & Friends said that he should ignore the judgment of the admirals, the secretary of the Navy, and his own secretary of Defense.
And when it comes to picking sides, if we’ve learned anything about Donald Trump it’s that if you ask him to choose between what he hears from his own government and what he hears from Fox News, he’s going to pick Fox.
Every. Single. Time.
There is something telling about the fact that Donald Trump resists nearly every impulse to use American military power to further the country’s objectives in the world around us.