On Friday, Joe Biden held back tears as he destroyed President Donald Trump, who dared to call dead American military heroes “losers” and “suckers.”
According to reporters from Fox News, the Washington Post, and Associated Press, Trump declined to take part in a somber event commemorating the U.S. war dead in France’s cemeteries.
Trump tonight: "I never called John a loser"
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) September 4, 2020
According to the anonymous sources who spoke to The Atlantic, which broke the story; in 2018, Trump canceled a trip to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery because he did not want his hair to get wet.
.@TheAtlantic story is not true. It has become a very dangerous time when anonymous sources are believed above all else, & no one knows their motivation. This is not journalism – It is activism. And it is a disservice to the people of our great nation.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) September 4, 2020
The piece claimed that at the time, Trump turned to a senior staff and asked why he should go to a cemetery that is filled with “losers.”
While talking about Marines who died at the Belleau Wood during World War I, Trump referred to them as “suckers.”
First Lady Melania Trump has taken to Twitter to deny the story and to defend her husband.
Have you ever seen an outlet work so hard to undermine / discredit its own reporting? pic.twitter.com/8WkQqV4PtT
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) September 4, 2020
While President Trump has denied the disparaging comments about the military veterans, many were quick to point to the fact that he made similar remarks about the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)
Trump called McCain a loser on television and tweeted about it.
An emotional Biden tore in the president by saying: “If what is written in The Atlantic is true, it’s disgusting. It affirms what most of us believe to be true, that Donald Trump is not fit to be the commander in chief.”
The Democratic nominee reminded Trump that his own deceased son, Beau Biden, who served in Iraq, was a phenomenal man and a hero.
Biden said: “When my son volunteered and joined the U.S. military … and went to Iraq for a year, won the Bronze Star and other accommodations, he wasn’t a sucker. The servicemen and women he served with, particularly those that did not come home, were not losers. If these statements are true, the president should humbly apologize to every Gold Star mother and father and every Blue Star family that he’s denigrated and insulted. Who the heck does he think he is?”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 18, 2015
In an interview, Trump denied the allegations and said it was a “fake story,” and added: “It was a totally fake story, and that was confirmed by many people that were actually there. It was a terrible thing that somebody could say the kind of things — especially to me because I have done more for the military than almost anybody else.”
Trump also revealed that he has no plans to apologize for the comments because the story is inaccurate.