Trump Pushes Back on Claims He Called Deceased Soldiers “Losers” and “Suckers”

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( – Former President Donald Trump has denied that he ever called U.S. soldiers “losers” or “suckers.” These latest remarks came after President Biden’s June 9 visit to the cemetery in France, which Trump did not visit during his 2018 trip to the country. 

In a post on his social media platform Truth Social, Trump addressed the accusations that had been made against him, arguing that he had never called fallen soldiers “suckers” or “losers”. He continued by questioning who would say something like that and claimed that it was “disinformation” made up by his adversaries.

Trump also claimed that every time a “despicable FAKE statement” is used, it is because of those who are “destroying our country.”

Trump’s latest denial of these claims comes after Biden’s recent trip to France, which drew to an end at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery. This is the final resting place for over 2,200 U.S. soldiers who had lost their lives during World War I. 

Biden did not make a specific reference to Trump during his cemetery visit, but The Hill called it an “undeniable rebuke” of Trump. Trump reportedly skipped visiting that specific cemetery during his 2018 trip. At the time the White House cited that “bad weather” was the reason Trump was not visiting. 

However, back in 2020, The Atlantic reported that Trump asked staffers why he should visit a cemetery “filled with losers.” During a different conversation, he allegedly referred to those who died while serving in the military as “suckers.” 

Former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly eventually came out and said Trump did call deceased service members “suckers.” However, Trump has repeatedly pushed back against claims.

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