Source: Carlos Garcia
‘Fake News given by disgusting & jealous failures’
A report claimed that President Donald Trump mocked U.S. military members who died defending the country as “losers” and suckers,” but the president forcefully denied the accusations. POLL: Have you already made up your mind as to whom you are going to vote for?
The claims were made in a report by Jeffrey Goldberg at the Atlantic and were based on four anonymous sources.
Trump rejected the idea of the visit because he feared his hair would become disheveled in the rain, and because he did not believe it important to honor American war dead, according to four people with firsthand knowledge of the discussion that day. In a conversation with senior staff members on the morning of the scheduled visit, Trump said, “Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s filled with losers.” In a separate conversation on the same trip, Trump referred to the more than 1,800 marines who lost their lives at Belleau Wood as “suckers” for getting killed.
The report recounted how the president famously belittled the military service of the late Senator John McCain, and offered additional claims that Trump became enraged when flags were flown at half-staff to honor him after his death.
Critics of the president quickly pounced on the report to further accuse Trump of being unable to understand or honor a personal sacrifice for the country that didn’t lead to personal wealth or advantage.
“Now I get why @realDonaldTrump won’t stand up to Putin for bounties on our troops. Does Trump act as a Russia agent? Yes,” tweeted Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.).