Donald Trump has denied a report saying he called war dead American “losers” and “suckers” during a visit to Europe, where he allegedly avoided visiting a cemetery because it was not important .
The US president argued Thursday that “no one did what I did” for veterans, as he mocked his election opponent Joe Biden for wearing masks amid the pandemic of coronavirus.
Mr Biden was also assaulted for visiting Wisconsin when there was “no one” there, according to the US president, despite the Democratic candidate having met the family of Jacob Blake, who was shot dead by the police.
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Gino SpocchiaSeptember 4, 2020 8:15 AM
Trump’s comments on America’s war dead
Donald Trump appeared to mock the US military during a 2018 visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in France, where he called the country’s war dead “losers” and “suckers”.
The claims, which the president called “shameful” and “false” Thursday night, were reported by The Atlantic.
Officials told the magazine that President Trump did not want to visit the cemetery because it was “filled with losers.”
The White House blamed the canceled visit on bad weather at the time, with Mr. Trump under pressure to cancel the visit.
A senior Defense Ministry official with first-hand knowledge of the events and a senior Marine Corps officer have meanwhile confirmed some of the remarks to the Associated press.
Gino SpocchiaSeptember 4, 2020 8:58 AM