AP: Two Senior Officials Confirm Trump’s Remarks About Fallen Soldiers

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A senior Defense Department official and a senior U.S. Marine Corps officer confirmed prior reporting to the AP.

The Associated Press reported Friday that two senior officials confirmed prior reporting about President Donald Trump’s disparaging remarks toward fallen U.S. soldiers and American veterans.

President Donald Trump is angrily denying a report that he made disparaging remarks about U.S. service members who have been captured or killed, including that he described American war dead at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in France in 2018 as “losers” and “suckers.”

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The allegations were reported in The Atlantic. A senior Defense Department official with firsthand knowledge of events and a senior U.S. Marine Corps officer who was told about Trump’s comments confirmed some of the remarks to The Associated Press, including the 2018 cemetery comments.

The Defense officials also confirmed to The AP reporting in The Atlantic that Trump on Memorial Day 2017 had gone with his chief of staff, John Kelly, to visit the Arlington Cemetery gravesite of Kelly’s son, Robert, who was killed in 2010 in Afghanistan, and said to Kelly: “I don’t get it. What was in it for them?”

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Tainosoy
Tainosoy

President Trump doesn't realize that as Commander-in-Chief his job is to inspire and elevate the moral of our Troops. By disparaging disabled veterans and troops killed in action, he is undermining the military families, and the troops themselves', trust in his leadership and his lack of respect for the wounded and fallen soldiers of past and future wars.


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