Pete Hegseth blasts media, defends troops asking for Trump’s autograph: ‘You can have these conversations’

Fox News’ Pete Hegseth blasted critics and defended U.S. service members who asked President Donald Trump to sign their “Make America Great Again” hats.

The former Army officer and co-host of “Fox & Friends” denounced the media and critics who attacked U.S. service-members after an enthusiastic welcome for the president and first lady in their surprise Christmas trip to Iraq.


The mainstream media was all too happy to spread negative reports about Trump and the military. And networks like CNN fired off their despicable criticisms of service members for supposedly breaking Department of Defense guidelines for political activities by wearing, carrying and asking Trump to sign their MAGA hats.

“You can ship whatever you want to yourself or have one ship it to you and you are allowed to have political beliefs,” Hegseth said Thursday. “You just can’t shove them on someone else. I have had a political debate with Democrats overseas in front of my platoon. You can have these conversations.”

The Iraq War veteran who was executive director of Vets for Freedom and Concerned Veterans for America rebuked the networks that “find a reason to nitpick” at Trump.

“So, and there was speculation Trump folks brought hats and handed them,” Hegseth continued. “There is a lot of guys in the military who are like ‘maybe we should put America first.’ It’s so insane that these networks find a reason to nitpick this president in every way, while he’s overseas with the troops.”

CNN was justly raked over the coals for their blatant attack on the military.

“Man if I was deployed, I would probably have a MAGA hat,” Hegseth concluded. “If the president showed up, he better sign it.”


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