erik lundegaard

Friday September 04, 2020

What Trump Said About the Military

  • On the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris, filled with war dead: “Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s filled with losers.”
  • On the 1,800 Marines who lost their lives at Belleau Wood: “suckers.”
  • About World War I: ”Who were the good guys in this war?“ [He also didn't understand why the U.S. would intervene on the side of the Allies.]
  • On flags being lowered half-staff for John McCain: “What the fuck are we doing that for? Guy was a fucking loser.” 
  • On Pres. George H. W. Bush for being shot down by the Japanese during WWII: “loser.” 
  • On the war dead at Arlington, including the son of his then-head of DHS John Kelly: “I don’t get it. What was in it for them?”
  • On having wounded veterans participate in a military parade: “Nobody wants to see that.”

-- from Jeffrey Goldberg's article in The AtlanticThe White House has denied the report. An AP reporter, doubtful, checked with his sources, and they confirmed. A Fox News reporter, Jennifer Griffin, checked with her sources, and they confirmed.

Posted at 02:33 PM on Friday September 04, 2020 in category Politics  
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