President Trump has said a number of very stupid things since he took office, but a report in the Atlantic magazine that claims he refused to visit an American cemetery in France because he considered the dead soldiers “losers” is unimaginable.
The Atlantic piled on other accusations. Among a slew of accusations, it claimed that Trump said he did not understand why Americans volunteered to serve in WW2 because they were not going to get rich through fighting. And according to the magazine, Trump described those who fought in Vietnam as “losers” because they did not find a way to dodge the draft. He also allegedly referred to the 1,800 Marines who died in the WW1 Battle of Belleau Wood in France as “suckers'”.
Only an imbecile would make such absurd remarks and I do not believe that Trump is all that stupid as to make them.
Trump did have the audacity to call war hero John McCain a loser because he was taken captive by the North Vietnamese. That was a really stupid thing to say, especially since Trump was a draft dodger. But to call soldiers killed in action losers is beyond the pale.
Saying something like that about our fallen heroes as alleged by the Atlantic is far more absurd than Trump comparing cops who shoot unarmed men to golfers who “choke” and “miss a 3-foot putt.” That’s why I cannot imagine Trump ever saying anything so utterly callous.
If President Truman had not ordered the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, I could easily have been killed during the invasion of Japan. Several of my high school friends lost their lives fighting during WW2, two of them on the sands of Iwo Jima.
If Trump actually called my fallen friends and the other 400,000 soldiers, sailors and marines losers because they lost their lives fighting for our country during WW2, he can no longer serve as the Commander in Chief and he should resign from office forthwith!
Trump attacked former White House chief of staff Gen. John Kelly as being the source for the Atlantic story and he demanded that Fox News correspondent Jennifer Griffin be fired for reporting that her sources had told her it was entirely true.
Attacking Kelley and Griffin was a hug mistake. It just keeps the story going. Trump should have simply said, “That Atlantic story is a complete lie and Jennifer Griffin is a damn liar. I regard al soldiers as heroes,” and let it go at that.
Later Trump tweeted: “You work so hard for the military, from completely rebuilding a depleted mess that was left by OBiden, to fixing a broken V.A. and fighting for large scale military pay raises, and then a slimeball reporter, maybe working with disgruntled people, makes up such a horrible charge,”
That tweet was spot on and much better than attacking Kelley and Griffin.
The Atlantic report appears to be an unsubstantiated attack deliberately made on the eve of the election that is just one more example of the media’s obsession with destroying the Trump presidency.