Retired General Paul Silva joined a large group of former Pentagon leaders who declared support for Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the presidential elections scheduled for November 3, after he was once one of US President Donald Trump’s military advisors. According to a letter seen by Reuters.
The name of Silva – who was the vice chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff until July 2019 – appears on a list of 489 national security experts, including military leaders, White House officials and former ambassadors, who signed a letter issued today Thursday declaring that Trump “is not an equation.” For the heavy responsibilities of his position. “
The letter – entitled “National Security Leaders for Biden” – says that “thanks to (Trump’s) condescending behavior and failures, our allies no longer trust us or respect us, and our enemies no longer fear us.”
Silva was not immediately available for comment.
It is noteworthy that on September 29, the two candidates will hold the first of the three debate, a moment widely seen as a truly dramatic confrontational moment in the race, which has so far seen Biden steadily progress in the polls.