Disrespect Of Veterans

There is a report in the latest edition of the Atlantic magazine…..it seems that the president calls deceased soldiers as “losers” and “suckers”…..

When President Donald Trump canceled a visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris in 2018, he blamed rain for the last-minute decision, saying that “the helicopter couldn’t fly” and that the Secret Service wouldn’t drive him there. Neither claim was true.

 

Trump rejected the idea of the visit because he feared his hair would become disheveled in the rain, and because he did not believe it important to honor American war dead, according to four people with firsthand knowledge of the discussion that day. In a conversation with senior staff members on the morning of the scheduled visit, Trump said, “Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s filled with losers.” In a separate conversation on the same trip, Trump referred to the more than 1,800 marines who lost their lives at Belleau Wood as “suckers” for getting killed.

Belleau Wood is a consequential battle in American history, and the ground on which it was fought is venerated by the Marine Corps. America and its allies stopped the German advance toward Paris there in the spring of 1918. But Trump, on that same trip, asked aides, “Who were the good guys in this war?” He also said that he didn’t understand why the United States would intervene on the side of the Allies.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/09/trump-americans-who-died-at-war-are-losers-and-suckers/615997/

Just the hint of disrespect for our troops and veterans would be political fatal….so why is this acceptable today?  But I guess those days are gone to be replaced by hateful speech and Tweets.

Apparently Trump hates some vets….especially those that died in service to their country….if you will recalled his comments about Sen. McCain during the 2016 election cycle…..and by “logical truth” (For god sake look it up!) if you are a Trump supporter then you will disrespect veterans as well.

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

18 thoughts on “Disrespect Of Veterans

  1. If this is true, and I suspect it is, then I hope it gets a lot of publicity. I also believe he was more worried about his hair than anything else.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. I don’t know if the allegations are true of course, but it’s in keeping with his character and rhetoric. Trump has used service members as capping props more than any other candidates that I can remember.

    That alone tells me how little he regards the military.

      1. My sense is that they have a very cynical, pessimistic view of humanity outside of their very small community. They cannot fathom that a democrat could be a nice person. Intellectually they can grasp it–but they can not grasp it spiritually.
        For those who are not spiritual–this makes no sense, whatsoever–but these are people who filter everything through their sense of spirituality and that part of their spirituality is woefully underdeveloped.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.