Retired Gen. McChrystal: I think Trump is immoral

Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal said Sunday that he believes President TrumpDonald John TrumpPapadopoulos on AG's new powers: 'Trump is now on the offense' Pelosi uses Trump to her advantage Mike Pence delivers West Point commencement address MORE is "immoral," and that he would not join the administration if asked.

"It’s important for me to work for people who I think are basically honest, who tell the truth as best they know it," McChrystal said on ABC's "This Week."

"I don’t think he tells the truth," he added.

McChrystal, who resigned as the nation’s top military commander in Afghanistan in 2010 after critical remarks he made about Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenJames Carville: Biden represents 'stability' not 'generational change' Trump's misspelling of Biden's name trends on Twitter Trump says 'I have confidence' after past North Korea missile tests MORE and other civilian leaders were published in Rolling Stone, said he believes each American has to make their own judgment about whether to support Trump. 

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"What I would ask every American to do is stand in front of that mirror and say, 'what are we about?' " McChrystal said. "Am I really willing to throw away or ignore some of the things that people do that are pretty unacceptable normally just because they accomplish certain other things that we might like."

McChrystal has been critical of Trump's policies during his time in the White House. He questioned Trump's decision to send troops to the southern border and has expressed concern over the president's repeated criticism of former military leaders.

Trump is in search of a new full-time leader of the Department of Defense after Secretary James MattisJames Norman MattisTrump defense pick expected to face tense confirmation Trump's nastiest break-ups: A look at the president's most fiery feuds Shanahan orders new restrictions on sharing of military operations with Congress: report MORE resigned earlier this month. Mattis intended to remain on through February, but Trump later forced Mattis to leave at the start of 2019.

Trump said Mattis’s deputy, Patrick ShanahanPatrick Michael ShanahanTrump defense pick expected to face tense confirmation Iran slams US troop deployment: 'Extremely dangerous' for Middle East peace Overnight Defense: 1,500 troops heading to Mideast to counter Iran | Trump cites Iran tensions to push through Saudi arms sale | Senate confirms Army, Navy chiefs before weeklong recess MORE, will serve as acting Pentagon chief.