Captain ‘Sully’ Sullenberger III launched a scathing Twitter rant denigrating Donald Trump as a ‘coward’ and ‘unfit for office’ following a report that the president called dead war heroes and veterans ‘losers and suckers’.
Sullenberger rose to fame for his ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 on January 15, 2009.
The former Air Force pilot and captain, who retired as a commercial pilot in 2010, is now using his voice to denounce Trump’s time in office
‘I am a veteran. I volunteered for military service during wartime. So did my father. His generation saved the world from fascism,’ Sully tweeted Friday.
‘For the first time in American history, a president has repeatedly shown utter and vulgar contempt and disrespect for those who have served and died serving our country,’ he added.
His Twitter thread came one day after The Atlantic published their damning report on Trump’s disparaging comments on veterans and soldiers.
Sullenberger stressed that Trump is not fit to hold office and urged his more than 120,000 followers to vote against him in the upcoming election.
‘While I am not surprised, I am disgusted by the current occupant of the Oval Office. He has repeatedly and consistently shown himself to be completely unfit for and to have no respect for the office he holds,’ Sullenberger said in his scathing Twitter thread.
‘He cannot understand selflessness because he is selfish. He cannot conceive of courage because he is a coward. He cannot feel duty because he is disloyal.
‘We owe it not only to those who have served and sacrificed for our nation, but to ourselves and to succeeding generations to vote him out,’ he added with a link to The Atlantic story.