From the August 9 edition of MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews:
CHRIS MATTHEWS (HOST): General, I want to hear from you first, because you are not in the business of offering up foreign policy or certainly not political opinion. Why now?
RETIRED GEN. BARRY MCCAFFREY: Well, I think you're right. I tended to talk about policies critically or supportive, I tried to be analytical but I stayed away from candidates. And by the way, I'm not here to endorse anybody's campaign. But it seemed to me, Chris, listening to Mr. Trump and by the way I object to the notion that his problem is he's going off script. We are actually hearing Trump and his actual views. And his views were praising Saddam Hussein, a mass murderer, praising Putin, being apparently unaware that he's actually invaded another country and seized ground, threatening NATO, loose talk about nuclear proliferation and then finally, the final straw to me was his insulting behavior to this grieving mother of one of our young troops killed in action. One of 60,000 killed and wounded fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. This guy it seems to me has the wrong character to be President of the United States.