The following article, Mag Uses Anonymous Sources To Claim Trump Called Dead Troops ‘Losers.’ 5 Witnesses Come Forward To Dispute Claim., was first published on Flag And Cross.
The Atlantic, a left-wing rag that has a reputation for being less than accurate in its reporting, claimed in a recent hit piece they published that anonymous sources told them that President Trump called soldiers who died in battle “losers” and “sucker.”
When you hear “anonymous sources” for a story like this, red flags should pop up immediately. It’s very likely that these “anonymous sources” aren’t even real people to begin with and the whole story is fabricated.
Five witnesses are now coming forward disputing these claims made in the piece.
via The Daily Wire:
The story from the left-wing outlet comes after the president has clawed his way back in the polls in recent weeks, leading JPMorgan’s Marko Kolanovic, PhD, to tell clients this week that they should start preparing for a “potential Trump re-election.” One likely reason Trump has seen a turn around in the polls is the left-wing rioting and looting that has taken place over the course of the summer in Democrat-controlled cities, many of which declined help from the Trump administration to maintain law and order.
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.
Four officials within the Trump administration have now come forward stating that they were with the president on that day and are disputing the claims made in the story.
Jordan Karem, Personal Aide to the president, stated on Twitter: “This is not even close to being factually accurate. Plain and simple, it just never happened.”
This is not even close to being factually accurate. Plain and simple, it just never happened https://t.co/8YZlWS83I3
— Jordan Karem (@JordanKarem1) September 3, 2020
“Again, this is 100% false,” Karem went on to say. “I was next to @POTUS the whole day! The President was greatly disappointed when told we couldn’t fly there. He was incredibly eager to honor our Fallen Heroes.”
Again, this is 100% false. I was next to @POTUS the whole day! The President was greatly disappointed when told we couldn’t fly there. He was incredibly eager to honor our Fallen Heroes. https://t.co/8YZlWS83I3
— Jordan Karem (@JordanKarem1) September 4, 2020
Here’s more from several others, including former Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Hogan Gidley, former Deputy White House Press Secretary, and White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Dan Scavino:
The Atlantic story on @realDonaldTrump is total BS. I was actually there and one of the people part of the discussion – this never happened. I have sat in the room when our President called family members after their sons were killed in action and it was heart-wrenching…
— Sarah Huckabee Sanders (@SarahHuckabee) September 4, 2020
My response to the horrible lies from anonymous “sources” in the Atlantic: pic.twitter.com/uHtgJvrwCb
— J. Hogan Gidley (@JHoganGidley) September 4, 2020
I was with POTUS in France, with Sarah, and have been at his side throughout it all. Complete lies by “anonymous sources” that were “dropped” just as he begins to campaign (and surge). A disgraceful attempt to smear POTUS, 60 days before the Presidential Election! Disgusting!! https://t.co/mQfCNUlyZm
— Dan Scavino (@DanScavino) September 4, 2020
At the end of the day, this looks like yet another desperate attempt to get folks, especially those who are big military supporters in the Trump ranks, to jump ship and abandon his campaign for reelection.
This isn’t likely to happen. Especially seeing as how the “sources” for this story aren’t willing to come forward and actually provide their identities and evidence to support their claims.
More fake news, ladies and gentlemen.