The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, general Mark Milley, says he was wrong to accompany Trump's entourage as the president staged a photo-op at a church across the street from the White House.
Gen Milley, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, was speaking in a video for a National Defense University commencement ceremony.
He said: "I should not have been there. My presence in that moment and in that environment created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics.
"As a commissioned uniformed officer, it was a mistake that I have learned from, and I sincerely hope we all can learn from it."
The general was wearing battle uniform as he walked with the president and critics said this suggested his support for the deployment of the military against protesters.And, general Mark, you need to figure out that fat, old guys really look silly in combat fatigues.