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Trump Attacks Top Military Officials At White House While Denying He Called Dead Soldiers ‘Suckers,’ ‘Losers’

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Trump Attacks Top Military Officials At White House While Denying He Called Dead Soldiers ‘Suckers,’ ‘Losers’





President Donald Trump on Monday claimed that US soldiers are “in love” with him, but said that Pentagon leaders “probably aren’t because they want to do nothing but fight wars.”

Trump’s comments came at a White House press conference on Labor Day following a bombshell report that claims the president called dead soldiers “losers” and “suckers.”



Trump criticized his Democratic opponent Joe Biden on Monday as he launched into his comments that US soldiers “love” him.

“I’m not saying the military’s in love with me. The soldiers are,” Trump said during the press conference.

“The top people in the Pentagon probably aren’t because they want to do nothing but fight wars, so that all of those wonderful companies that make the bombs and make the planes and make everything else stay happy.

“But we’re getting out of the endless wars. You know how we’re doing,” Trump added.




Trump’s comments came after around 675 soldiers signed their names in support of the president, as it was reported that he allegedly called deceased soldiers and veterans “losers.”

“Only an animal would say things like that,” Trump said denying the report.

Trump said the article’s author, The Atlantic Editor-in-Chief Jeffrey Goldberg, has a “tremendously bad history,” and accused him of being pro-Democrat. Trump has previously called Goldberg a “slimeball” and called for the firing of the Fox News reporter who confirmed details of the article.

“The story is a hoax, written by a guy who’s got a tremendously bad history,” Trump said. “The magazine itself, which I don’t read, I hear is totally anti-Trump … He made up the story, it’s a totally made-up story.”

Trump added that he “doesn’t understand” why people would draw a correlation between what he’s said about the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in the past and the allegations in the article.

McCain was a critic of Trump while he was campaigning for the Republican ticket in 2015 and 2016, and at one point Trump said McCain was a “war hero because he was captured” adding “I like people that weren’t captured.” The Atlantic article claimed Trump did not want to lower flags at the White House when McCain died in 2018.





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