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Tue Sep 8, 2020, 08:53 AM

Trump keeps insulting the military

Opinion by Jennifer Rubin

President Trump is fighting a losing battle against reports of his talk about the military, which he claims to revere but deeply resents. Multiple news organizations, including The Post, have confirmed private comments he made disparaging those who served as “suckers” and “losers.” These and his previous remarks — disrespecting POWs and allegedly telling the wife of a slain serviceman that her husband Sgt. La David T. Johnson “knew what he signed up for” — are consistent with the narcissist’s felt need to maintain an unduly high opinion of himself by diminishing others who have plainly surpassed him in courage and competence. Trump ducked military service; the valiant men and women who went in his place therefore must be denigrated, pitied and scorned. How foolish they went to war for me!

Trump can deny his animosity until the cows come home but he remains unable to articulate real respect for those who have served. Recall the scene in “A Very Stable Genius,” by Post reporters Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig, in which Trump called the service chiefs “a bunch of dopes and babies” and barked, “You’re all losers. You don’t know how to win anymore.” Trump did it all over again at a Monday news conference.

He insisted (contrary to polling) that the rank and file troops are in love with him. However, he declared, “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.”

In other words, they are bloodthirsty warmongers. The notion that generals want wars reveals his utter lack of understanding of the sacred responsibility commanders have for the troops and the sacrifices their own families have endured. Only a man shamed for having avoided war could imagine that those who serve are bloodthirsty savages.


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Tue Sep 8, 2020, 10:19 AM

1. Oh wow. Someone that got a 'bone spur' deferment from military service has no right to even say one

damn word about serving in the military (and hence this country). When rump faked his physical disability to get out of service, he took the coward's way out of serving this country, especially when viewed in the context of so many that did serve honorably, in Vietnam, which was a meat grinder.

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Tue Sep 8, 2020, 10:31 AM

2. Trump wants to turn us into a nation of cowards

just like himself. It's psychologically satisfying for him.

That's why it's fear fear fear 24/7 from his campaign.

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Tue Sep 8, 2020, 03:37 PM

3. Recording of Trump disrespecting Vietnam soldiers in 1997


I am a Vietnam 'Era' Veteran. I ALWAYS make sure that people understand that that means I DID NOT SERVE IN Vietnam. I respect those Veterans who DID serve there. Trump has no respect for veterans or for active service members.

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