Trump Allegedly Calls Dead Service Members “Losers”
Once again, The White House is in the headlines for controversial statements made by the President.
According to The Atlantic in a report published on Thursday, President Trump called dead service members “losers” and “suckers.” The article alleges that in 2018, Trump stated that the 1,800 service members of Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris who lost their lives in the Battle of Belleau Wood during World War I were “suckers” for getting killed. Trump did not visit the cemetery as was planned. “Why should I visit the cemetery? It’s full of losers,” he is alleged to have asked a staff member.
Trump vehemently denies the allegations. “It is a disgraceful situation by a magazine that is a terrible magazine,” Trump said Thursday night after returning from a campaign rally in Pennsylvania. “I don’t read it. I just heard about it, but they made it up. Probably it’s a couple of people that have been failures in the administration.”
The Atlantic Magazine is dying, like most magazines, so they make up a fake story in order to gain some relevance. Story already refuted, but this is what we are up against. Just like the Fake Dossier. You fight and and fight, and then people realize it was a total fraud!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 4, 2020
The White House also denies the allegations, stating Trump canceled his trip to the cemetery due to weather conditions leaving him unable to fly in.
The Atlantic story on @realDonaldTrump is total BS. I was actually there and one of the people part of the discussion – this never happened. I have sat in the room when our President called family members after their sons were killed in action and it was heart-wrenching…
— Sarah Huckabee Sanders (@SarahHuckabee) September 4, 2020
This is not the first time Trump has been at odds with service members. He called Senator John McCain “not a war hero,” stating he was only considered one for being a prisoner during the Vietnam War. “I like people who weren’t captured,” the then-candidate for President said during a town hall in Iowa in 2015.
The Republican candidate also attacked Khizr and Ghazala Khan for being Muslim. Khizr spoke at the 2016 DNC because their Army captain son, Humayun Khan, was killed in Iraq in 2004.
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