Trump once reportedly called America’s war dead ‘losers’
A press release from the 45th president’s office stated that Americans “owe all that we are, and everything that we hope to be” to those who gave the “supreme sacrifice” for their country.
“America’s warriors are the single greatest force for justice, 平和, liberty and security among all the nations to ever exist on earth,” Trump proclaimed, 追加する: “We honor them today, 永遠に, and always.”
His statement contrasted sharply with some of the more attention-grabbing remarks about America’s military and service members Trump made over the course of his presidency and 2016 運動.
に 2018, he reportedly quipped that a cemetery housing fallen U.S. veterans of World War I was “filled with losers” during a trip to France, though the Trump White House denied that allegation when it was reported by アトランティック に 2020.
Then-candidate Trump also famously mocked U.S. prisoners of war during an attack on the now-late Sen. ジョン・マケイン (R-Ariz.) に 2015, remarking “I like people who weren’t captured” during an interview at the 2015 Family Leadership Summit.
Supporters of the former president including his former strategist Sebastian Gorka spent the weekend attacking Vice President Kamala Harris over a tweet she sent that read “Enjoy the long weekend”, which they took as disrespectful to the families of fallen soldiers.