General Bolduc says about his former boss, General Mark Milley.
“I worked for him when he was my three-star commander in Afghanistan. He doesn’t like bad news. People are less likely to tell him what he needs to hear. They tell him what he wants to hear. He’s got this idea that he is always right about everything.”
In an interview with WGIR’s Chris Ryan, Brigadier General Don Bolduc, who is a decorated Afghan War veteran, discusses whether President Trump will endorse the General’s run for the US Senate against Maggie Hassan in 2022; gives an assessment of his campaign; and shares some insights into the character of General Milley, the controversial chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for presidents Trump and Biden.
President Trump has publicly praised General Bolduc his appearances on Fox News shows where he has been very critical of the Biden administration’s withdrawal from Afghanistan and for calling for General Milley’s resignation.
In the interview, General Bolduc discusses a telephone conversation which he had with the former president and the potential of Trump throwing his support to Bolduc’s senatorial campaign.
“I think there is a chance of that. The President, not only did he put that note out, he also called me, and we had a fifteen-minute discussion.”
General Bolduc is optimistic that a line of communication has been opened with President Trump and an endorsement is a possibility.
In the Republican Senate Primary in 2020, President Trump endorsed Corky Messner, General Bolduc’s opponent.
General Bolduc enlisted in the US Army at age eighteen and rose through the ranks to Brigadier General. After 36 years of service, including 10 tours of duty in Afghanistan, five Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts, Don Bolduc retired in 2017. General Bolduc has degrees in criminal justice, sociology, strategic studies, and business technology.
For now, General Don Bolduc, a political outsider, is the only Republican who has announced that he is a candidate for the Senate in 2022. Governor Sununu holding off on deciding until the winter. Former Senators Kelly Ayotte or Scott Brown may also join the field.
The General believes that he is in the right place at the right time.
“The people of New Hampshire are looking for a change. There are so many problems out there that have been created by career politicians and the divisiveness of the political parties that they want someone who will help to bring the country together.”
In the final segment of the interview, Brigadier General Bolduc evaluates the character of his former boss, General Mark Milley.
“I worked for him when he was my three-star commander in Afghanistan. He doesn’t like bad news. He’s got a bad temper. He goes off on people. People are less likely to tell him what he needs to hear. They tell him what he wants to hear. He’s got this idea that he is always right about everything.”