Tim O’Brien Slams Trump for Teasing Gettysburg as Site of GOP Acceptance Speech: He’s a ‘Gilded Dirigible’ With No Sense of Public Service

Former Donald Trump biographer Tim O’Brien lacerated the president over his Monday announcement that he was considering the Gettysburg National Military Park as the site for his Republican National Convention acceptance speech.

During an appearance on MSNBC’s The 11th Hour, O’Brien, a frequent Trump critic, called out the choice of a Civil War battlefield as particularly ironic choice. O’Brien noting that the president is hardly a student of history — as Trump’s comments at a White House press conference clearly demonstrated — and has little personal regard for public service of sacrifice.

Host Brian Williams started the conversation by noting the ethical problems of using the hallowed ground of a battlefield, where thousands of Union soldiers died in a seminal
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