Donald Trump will be sworn in as the commander-in-chief of the United States military on January 20, but he has so far snubbed the military leadership of the country.
Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, told the Washington Examiner, “As of this moment, there’s not been any contact from the president-elect’s transition team. We stand ready to assist the president-elect’s transition team with a smooth and orderly transition in the interest of national security and for our country.”
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter also noted: “I don’t know when they’ll come. That’s entirely up to them.”
Since his election victory, Trump has exchanged a phone call with Russian president Vladimir Putin, the world leader who has supported his candidacy and has regularly attempted to belittle the American Army, Navy, and Air Force.
Trump also did not attend any events in honor of Veteran’s Day last week.