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Trump Slammed For D-Day 80th Anniversary Social Media Post After Calling Vets ‘Suckers’ And ‘Losers’

Convicted felon/former president Donald Trump thought he’d comment on the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landing, but his remarks wound up falling flat and leading to reminders that he allegedly called those who gave their lives for the United States in battle “suckers” and “losers.”

On his financially-strapped Truth Social site, the disgraced ex-head of state wrote, “The men of D-Day will live forever in history as among the bravest, noblest, and greatest Americans ever to walk the earth. They shed their blood, and thousands gave their lives, in defense of American Freedom. They are in our hearts today and for all time.”

That didn’t sit well with many. After all, according to a 2020 report from Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic:

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.

The twice-impeached and multiply-indicted ex-president was blasted with derision on Twitter.

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Pete Buttigieg Eviscerates Trump For His Disgusting Remarks About Wounded Veterans

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg destroyed failed former president Donald Trump for comments he reportedly made while still in the White House suggesting he didn’t want wounded American veterans to be seen by the public while he was head of state.

The revelation about Trump’s comments came from a Atlantic profile of Gen. Mark Milley, who is retiring as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. According to Milley, Trump said “no one wants to see” wounded vets, which led the chairman to remark that he believed the ex-president’s attitude of those who served in the military to be “superficial, callous, and, at the deepest human level, repugnant.”

Buttigieg — who served in Afghanistan during his eight years in the Naval Reserve — was asked about the report by CNN host Dana Bash.

“I want to ask you about a new Atlantic profile that says that then President Trump complained to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley after an Army veteran who lost a leg in combat sang at an event at the Pentagon,” Bash told Buttigieg. “Trump reportedly told Milley, ‘Why do you bring people like that here, no one wants to see that, the wounded.'”

“After that article came out, Trump attacked Milley on social media, kind of a rambling post, but suggested that milley deserved the death penalty. You’re a veteran– what’s your response?” she asked

Buttigieg responded:

“It’s just the latest in a pattern of outrageous attacks on the people who keep the country safe.”

The secretary added that veterans who suffer traumatic injuries from warfare should always be honored.

“These are the kind of people that deserve respect and a hell of a lot more than that from every American, and definitely from every American president.”

“And the idea that an American president, the person to whom service members look at as a commander in chief, and the person who sets the tone for this entire country could think that way or act that way or talk that way about anyone in uniform, and certainly about those who put their bodies on the line and sacrificed in ways that most Americans will never understand, and I guess wounded veterans make president Trump feel uncomfortable.”

Trump is a coward and a scumbag. He belongs in prison. He’s certainly not fit to be commander in chief of U.S. forces.


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‘Angry’ US Army Vet Shreds Lauren Boebert For Her Childish Antics At SOTU Address

During Tuesday evening’s State of the Union Address, President Joe Biden brought up the issue of U.S. military veterans who have been exposed to toxic materials that are destroyed in what are known as “burn pits” on forward bases in places such as Iraq and may be responsible for the brain cancer which killed his son, Beau:

 “One of those soldiers was my son, Major Beau Biden. I don’t know for sure if the burn pit that he lived near was the cause of his brain cancer, and disease of so many other troops. But I am committed to find out everything we can.”

As the president was speaking, Colorado GOP Congresswoman Lauren Boebert stood and shouted, “13 of them!” Boebert was apparently making reference to the 13 service members who were killed in a bombing during the U.S. evacuation from Afghanistan last year.

That heckling enraged many people, including U.S. Army veteran Eileen Rivers, who excoriated Boebert in an op-ed she wrote for USA Today, noting that while we should welcome political disagreement, “there is also something wrong with reducing what should be thoughtful political discourse – done at the right time with real information – to a shameful and antagonizing heckle.”

Rivers went on to add:

“The congresswoman’s comments about a 20-year war perpetuated by leaders in both parties were misleading and lacked context. She not only lowered discourse, she disrespected the office of the presidency. I am a veteran. I spent four years of my life in the Army as an Arabic linguist. I come from a family of veterans. And I am angry.”

Most importantly, Rivers says she wants to make it clear that Lauren Boebert — who has never served a day in any branch of the military — is not the right messenger for such a message:

“When she stifled the president, she was also stifling me. Surely others who have lost loved ones felt that, too.

“Boebert does not speak for me. And neither do other members of the GOP who reinforced her sentiments on social media.”

Lauren Boebert is a pustule on the U.S. Congress. She needs to be excised by the voters in November.