WATCH: Trump Is FURIOUS With Article In The Atlantic Saying He Called Fallen Soldiers ‘Losers’ And ‘Suckers’ Citing Unnamed Sources

Written by K. Walker on September 4, 2020

Fake News gonna fake the news…especially where President Trump is concerned.

The Atlantic is making headlines for an article that they ran late on Thursday claiming that President Trump was disparaging of members of the military who died calling them “losers” and “suckers” in 2018.

The story comes from an incident during President Trump’s 2018 trip to France, he was scheduled to go to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial to lay a wreath, but it was raining heavily and the trip was cancelled. According to The Atlantic piece, President Trump “feared his hair would become disheveled in the rain”  and “he did not believe it important to honor American war dead” according to four anonymous sources.

The article states:

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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.

Source: The Atlantic

Note how The Atlantic takes some shots here that President Trump has no concept of what happened in the First World War, as well as his alleged disdain for fallen soldiers.

These are some pretty damning claims against a man who is running for re-election to be the Commander-In-Chief, but The Atlantic couldn’t get one source to put their name on the record.

That seems like some pretty weak sauce.

President Trump reacted and was positivley livid:

He also posted a series of tweets on the same subject.

The “unnamed sources” in The Atlantic article seem to dispute the account given by former National Security Advisor, John Bolton, whose tell-all book was not too kind to President Trump.

Here are the first two paragraphs of The Atlantic article:

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.

Here’s the excerpt from Bolton’s book:

This account is corroborated by a White House official showing that “bad weather” was the reason for the trip being canceled.

Those who were there deny the claim:

It’s very interesting that this story from 2018 is popping up now with just 60 days until Election Day, isn’t it?

Remember, this is how President Trump is when he meets families of fallen soldiers:

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