The Atlantic, a frequent flyer on the Fake News hot-air-line, published a hit piece that claimed “anonymous sources” said that he called our military fallen “losers”and “suckers for dying.” They also stated that was the reason he failed to visit the Aisne-Marne America cemetery in France. It was quickly debunked as a bogus hit piece by those who were actually there, as well as those who know him.
The President had to cancel a trip to Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in France, which is the Cemetery involving the dead from the Battle of Belleau Wood in WWI. He was actually upset about cancelling the trip due to the rainy weather that made it dangerous to fly Marine One. And the motorcade would have needed to travel about 40 miles on roads not designed for motorcades to get there.
The Atlantic even tried to claim that the President was afraid of getting his “hair messed up,” and that wounded veterans were a “bad look.”
Even John Bolton, who is no fan of Trump, wrote in his book:
“Marine One’s crew was saying that bad visibility could make it imprudent to chopper to the cemetery. The ceiling was not too low for Marines to fly in combat, but flying POTUS was obviously something very different. If a motorcade were necessary, it could take between ninety and a hundred and twenty minutes each way, along roads that were not exactly freeways, posing an unacceptable risk that we could not get the President out of France quickly enough in case of an emergency. It was a straightforward decision to cancel the visit…
…The press turned canceling the cemetery visit into a story that Trump was afraid of the rain and took glee in pointing out that other world leaders traveled around during the day. Of course, none of them were the President of the United States, but the press didn’t understand that rules for US Presidents are different from rules for 190 other leaders who don’t command the world’s greatest military forces.” John Bolton
“These are disgusting, grotesque, reprehensible lies. I was there in Paris and the President never said those things. In fact, he would never even think such vile thoughts because I know from firsthand knowledge that President Trump absolutely loves, respects, and reveres the brave men and women of the United States military. He always has and always will. These weak, pathetic, cowardly background ‘sources’ do not have the courage or decency to put their names to these false accusations because they know how completely ludicrous they are. It’s sickening that they would hide in the shadows to knowingly try and hurt the morale of our great military simply for an attack on a political opponent.” Hogan Gridley, former Deputy WH Press Secretary
These were some of the moments I witnessed the President show his heart and demonstrate how much he respects the selfless and courageous men and women of our military. I am disgusted by this false attack.
— Sarah Huckabee Sanders (@SarahHuckabee) September 4, 2020
Again, this is 100% false. I was next to @POTUS the whole day! The President was greatly disappointed when told we couldn’t fly there. He was incredibly eager to honor our Fallen Heroes. https://t.co/8YZlWS83I3
— Jordan Karem (@JordanKarem1) September 4, 2020
“I was with POTUS in France, with Sarah, and have been at his side throughout it all. Complete lies by “anonymous sources” that were “dropped” just as he begins to campaign (and surge). A disgraceful attempt to smear POTUS, 60 days before the Presidential Election! Disgusting!!” Dan Scavino Jr, White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications and Director of Social Media
Scavino’s official White House Twitter feed includes numerous pictures of the President with our Military and at cemeteries for our military fallen, as well as with wounded veterans.
General Keith Kellogg , VP Pence’s Former NatSec Adviser, also debunked the lies:
“The Atlantic story is completely false. Absolutely lacks merit. I’ve been by the President’s side. He has always shown the highest respect to our active duty troops and veterans with utmost respect paid to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice and those wounded in battle.” General Kellogg
Only a total ignoramus would believe the lies coming out of the so-called “news media” at this point, just 60 days before the election. They make things up solely to smear the President and anyone who believes them is utterly void of any intelligence whatsoever.
The President, along with Vice President Pence, often travel to Dover AFB to meet the flag-draped coffins of our fallen. They wouldn’t do that if they felt that our military fallen were “suckers” for dying. Though our President often says things off-the-cuff, one thing everybody should know: he loves our military.
“The president deeply wanted to attend the memorial event in question and was deeply displeased by the bad weather call. The next day, he spoke at Suresnes American Cemetery in the pouring rain and refused an umbrella. No one has a bigger, more loving, or more loyal heart for American veterans and fallen heroes than our president.” Stephen Miller, White House Senior Adviser
Featured photo – official White House Photo via Dan Scavino Jr on Twitter