Donald Trump is denying that he declined to visit a military cemetery because he reportedly said, “Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s filled with losers.”
Trump blasted The Atlantic for its story, claiming Trump made repeated disparaging remarks about soldiers who were killed or injured during battle.
The mag also claimed Trump called the 1,800 soldiers who died during a famous WWI battle “suckers” for getting killed.
Trump claims the reason he skipped a visit to the military cemetery was because his helicopter couldn’t fly because of bad weather and the Secret Service didn’t feel it was safe to drive there.
As you know, Trump had incredibly harsh words for Senator and military hero John McCain, saying he wasn’t a war hero because he was captured during the Vietnam War.
Trump had harsh words for McCain even after the Senator died of brain cancer.
This is a big deal for Trump, who is relying on veterans for support during his re-election bid. The White House jumped on this story, claiming it was false.