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Why servicemen and women don’t trust Trump to be their commander in chief for 4 more years.

 

says Americans who died in war are "losers" and "suckers."

“Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s filled with losers,”

 

called John McCain “a fucking loser” when asked to lower flags to half staff.

 

called President George H.W. Bush a loser for being shot down during WWII.

 

said “I don’t get it. What was in it for them?” To Gen. John Kelly — while visiting Kelly’s son’s grave at Arlington.

 

“That guy is smart. Why did he join the military?” re: Joint Chiefs of Staff, he said asked his staff to not include wounded veterans in events because amputees make him uncomfortable.

 

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/09/trump-americans-who-died-at-war-are-losers-and-suckers/615997/

 

Trump defended Russia from arming the Taliban against US Troops, saying the US did that once

 

https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-appears-to-defend-russia-arming-the-taliban-against-us-troops

 

Trump knew since Mar 2020 that Russia paid bounties to kill American troops, yet he has done nothing. he was briefed on options such as sanctions yet his admin has taken no action against russia for paying bounties for killing American and NATO troops.

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/26/us/politics/russia-afghanistan-bounties.html

 

In May 2020, the White House was planning to end National Guard deployments one day before they could claim benefits, but after the massive public outcry, they backtracked and let Guard members continue on their orders.

 

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/20/trump-administration-extending-national-guard-deployments-272156

 

The Trump admin seized 5 million masks intended for VA hospitals. Kushner distributes these masks to private entities for a fee, who then sells the masks to the government

 

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/trump-admin-seizing-ppe/

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/06/us/politics/coronavirus-fema-medical-supplies.html

 

Trump's admin fired the captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt after he warned superiors that COVID19 was spreading among his crew. The virus subsequently spread amongst the crew.

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/04/02/826317152/uss-roosevelt-commander-removed-after-criticizing-handling-of-coronavirus-outbre

 

After Iran's retaliatory strike, 109 US troops suffered brain injuries. Trump dismissed these as "headaches" https://apnews.com/eabf6766d717a2dd518a3c6319bb2430

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/22/world/middleeast/trump-iraq-brain-injuries.html

 

Pardoned multiple war criminals, which stomped on long standing military values, discipline, and command. Trump has no military experience (May&Nov, 2019)

 

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2019/11/16/trump-grants-clemency-to-troops-in-three-controversial-war-crimes-cases/

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/16/us/trump-pardon-military.html

 

Trump mocked Lt. Col. Vindman for his rank and uniform. He threatened said purple heart officer, resulting in the Army providing him protection. Sent opposition research to the Pentagon to derail Lt. Col. Vindman's promotion

 

https://www.businessinsider.com/white-house-nsc-dirt-alexander-vindman-allegations-2020-7

 

https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-gop-slam-vindman-wearing-army-uniform-impeachment-hearing-2019-11

 

Trump’s Chief of Staff worked—in secret—to deny comprehensive health coverage to Vietnam Vets who suffered from Agent Orange.

 

https://www.militarytimes.com/pay-benefits/2019/10/23/white-house-responsible-for-delayed-decision-on-new-agent-orange-diseases-documents-show/

 

There is a facility in Tijuana for US veterans that Trump deported. Wounded war vet, Sen Duckworth (D) marked Veterans Day 2019 by visiting this facility

 

https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/deployed-then-deported-how-us-vets-who-served-their-country-get-kicked-out-11390471

 

Russia took control of the main U.S. military facility in Syria abandoned on Trump’s orders. Russia now owns the airstrip we built

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-russia/russia-lands-forces-at-former-u-s-air-base-in-northern-syria-idUSKBN1XP0XN

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/15/world/middleeast/kurds-syria-turkey.html

 

On Oct 7, 2019, Trump abruptly withdrew support from America's allies in Syria after a phone call with Turkey's president (Erdogan). Turkey subsequently bombed US Special Forces.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-administration-to-pull-troops-from-northern- syria-as-turkey-readies-offensive/2019/10/07/a965e466-e8b3-11e9-bafb-da248f8d5734_story.html

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/10/07/767904589/shocking-trump-is-criticized-for-pulling-troops-from-syrian-border

 

In Sept 2019, he made an Air Force cargo crew, flying from the U.S. to Kuwait stop in Scotland (where there's no U.S. base) to refuel at a commercial airport (where it costs more), so they could stay overnight at a Trump property (which isn't close to the airport). Trump’s golf courses are losing money, so he's forcing the military to pay for 5-star nights there.

 

https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2019/09/07/c-17-crew-stops-at-trumps-scottish-golf-resort-en-route-to-kuwait/

 

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/09/06/air-force-trump-scottish-retreat-1484337

 

In Sept, 2019, Pentagon pulled funds for military schools, military housing funds, and daycare to pay for Trump's border wall.

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-pentagon/pentagon-pulls-funds-for-military-schools-daycare-to-pay-for-trumps-border-wall-idUSKCN1VP2VY

 

In Aug, 2019, emails revealed that three of Trump's Mar-a-Lago pals, who are now running Veterans Affairs, are rampant with meddling. "They had no experience in veterans affairs (none of them even served in the military) nor underwent any kind of approval process to serve as de facto managers. Yet, with Trump’s approval, they directed actions and criticized operations without any oversight. They wasted valuable staff time in hundreds of pages of communications and meetings, emails show. Emails reveal disdainful attitudes within the department to the trio’s meddling."

 

https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/25/politics/trump-mar-a-lago-crowd-va-emails/index.html

 

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/22/digital-health-platform-mar-a-lago-members-1676335

 

Trump instructed aides to seize private property some of which contain military service member remains.

 

https://apnews.com/ad6f6247154548c3b28db33ae6a5eae9

 

Trump told officials he would pardon them if they break the law by illegally seizing property.

 

https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-08-28/trump-officials-border-wall-pardon

 

Children of deployed US troops are no longer guaranteed citizenship. This includes US troops posted abroad for years at a time (August 28, 2019)

 

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/08/28/children-us-troops-born-overseas-will-no-longer-get-automatic-american-citizenship.html

 

On Aug 2, 2019, Trump requisitioned military retirement funds towards border wall

 

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/military-retirement-trump-wall/

 

On July 31, 2019, Trump ordered the Navy rescind medals to prosecutors who were prosecuted war criminals

 

https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2019/07/31/trump-nixes-nams-for-4-prosecutors-tied-to-seal-case/

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/08/01/747144221/navy-rescinds-awards-to-prosecutors-in-case-of-seal-acquitted-of-murdering-capti

 

Trump denied a U.S. Marine of 6 years entry into the United States for his citizenship interview (Reported July 17, 2019)

 

https://thehill.com/homenews/news/453225-marine-corps-veteran-denied-entry-to-us-for-citizenship-interview

 

https://www.pri.org/stories/2019-07-17/marine-vet-denied-entry-us-scheduled-citizenship-interview

 

Trump made the U.S. Navy Blue Angels violate ethics rules by having them fly at his July 4th political campaign event (July 4, 2019)

 

https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-office-presidency-2020-reelection-20190703-story.html

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/07/03/738139123/on-july-4-trump-could-continue-pattern-of-politics-in-unexpected-places

 

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/07/trump-july-fourth-rally-hatch-act-violation.html

 

Trump demanded US military chiefs stand next to him at 4th of July parade (reported July 2, 2019)

 

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/trump-demands-us-military-chiefs-stand-next-to-him-at-4th-of-july-parade/ar-AADJGbc

 

In June, 2019, Trump sent troops to the border to paint the fence

 

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/06/06/active-duty-troops-spend-month-painting-border-wall.html

 

Trump used his D-Day interview at a cemetery commemorating fallen US soldiers to attack a Vietnam veteran (June 6, 2019)

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-says-mueller-made-such-a-fool-of-himself-in-last-weeks-public-appearance/2019/06/06/96dd8f9c-885f-11e9-a491-25df61c78dc4_story.html

 

Trump made his 2nd wife, Marla Maples, sign a prenup that would have cut off all child support if Tiffany joined the military (reported June 4th, 2019)

 

https://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-prenup-melania-everything-we-know-2019-4#the-agreement-also-stipulated-that-trump-would-stop-the-100000-child-support-payments-for-maples-young-daughter-tiffany-when-she-turned-21-or-if-she-got-a-full-time-job-enlisted-in-the-military-or-joined-the-peace-corps-11

 

On May 27, 2019, Trump turned away US military from his Memorial Day speech because they were from the destroyer USS John S. McCain

 

https://www.businessinsider.com/uss-john-mccain-sailors-were-turned-away-from-trump-speech-2019-5

 

Trump ordered the USS John McCain out of sight during his visit to Japan (May 15, 2019). The ship's name was subsequently covered. (May 27, 2019)

 

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/446076-white-house-asked-for-uss-john-mccain-to-be-out-of-sight-during

 

Trump's admin did nothing to fix the purge of 200,000 vets' healthcare applications (due to known administrative errors within VA’s enrollment system) even after a congressional testimony to point out the problem. (reported on May 13, 2019)

 

https://www.snopes.com/news/2019/06/07/trump-admin-va-applications/

 

Under Trump's Admin, ICE deported a spouse of fallen Army soldier killed in Afghanistan, leaving their daughter parentless (April 16, 2019)

 

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2019/04/15/ice-deports-gonzalez-spouse-u-s-soldier-killed-afghanistan/3477332002/

 

On March 20, 2019, Trump complained that a deceased war hero didn't thank him for his funeral

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47642335

 

Between 12/22/2018, and 1/25/2019, Trump refused to sign his party's funding bill, which shut down the government, forcing the Coast Guard to go without pay, which made service members rely on food pantries. and the generosity of private businesses like USAA and Navy Federal to cover their paychecks. However, his appointees got a $10,000 pay raise

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/trump-continues-retreat-on-government-shutdown-threat-pledges-to-renew-border-control-battle-in-2019/2018/12/20/3143a752-0457-11e9-b6a9-0aa5c2fcc9e4_story.html

 

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/01/trump-appointees-giant-raises-during-shutdown

 

He banned service members from serving based on gender identity (1/22/2019) https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/13/us/transgender-troops-ban.html

 

He tried to denied female troops access to birth control to limit sexual activity (on-going. Published Jan 18, 2019)

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/14/us/politics/court-trump-birth-control.html

 

He tried to deport a marine vet who is a U.S.-born citizen (Jan 16, 2019)

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/01/17/686188335/ice-tried-to-deport-this-u-s-citizen-and-marine-veteran

 

When a man was caught swindling veterans pensions for high-interest “cash advances," Trump's Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fined him $1 (Jan 26, 2019)

 

https://theintercept.com/2019/01/26/cfpb-mulvaney-discount/

 

He called a retired general a 'dog' with a 'big, dumb mouth' (Jan 1, 2019)

 

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/01/01/trump-mcchrystal-syria-troops-1077365

 

He increased privatization of the VA, leading to longer waits and higher taxpayer cost (2018)

 

https://psmag.com/social-justice/privatizing-the-v-a-is-not-cheap

 

https://www.propublica.org/article/trump-administration-plots-costly-private-care-expansion-for-veterans

 

He revealed a covert Seal Team 5 deployment, including names and faces, on Twitter during his visit to Iraq (Dec 26, 2018)

 

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-s-reveal-seal-team-iraq-could-endanger-its-members-n952521

 

Trump lied to deployed troops that he gave them a 10% raise (12/26/2018).

 

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2018/12/27/in-iraq-visit-trump-makes-false-claim-about-military-pay-again/

 

He tried giving the military a raise that was lower than the standard living adjustment. Congress told him that idea wasn't going to work. Then after giving them the raise that Congress made him, he lied about it pretending that it was larger than Obama's. It wasn't.

 

He fired service members living with HIV just before the 2018 holidays https://time.com/5485126/lawsuit-air-force-discharge-hiv-positive-members/

 

https://www.lambdalegal.org/news/va_20181219_trump-quietly-starts-firing-service-members-living-with-hiv

 

He tried to slash disability and unemployment benefits for Veterans to $0, and eliminate the unemployability extrascheduler rating (Dec 17, 2018) This means disabled veterans could have seen their annual disability benefits fall from around $35,000 to around $13,000 under Donald Trump's budget proposal to cut "individual unemployability" for disabled veterans who were old enough to receive Social Security payments.

 

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/trump-disabled-veterans-cuts/

 

He called troops on Thanksgiving and told them he's most thankful for himself (Thanksgiving, 2018)

 

https://www.denverpost.com/2018/11/22/trump-troops-thanksgiving/medical-deferment-from-vietnam/

 

He urged Florida to not count deployed military votes (Nov 12, 2018)

 

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/trump-military-votes-florida/

 

He canceled an Arlington Cemetery visit on Veterans Day due to light rain (Nov 12, 2018)

 

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/white-house-decision-cancel-veteran-s-cemetery-france-visit-creates-n934796

 

While in Europe commemorating the end of WWI, he didn't attend the ceremony at a US cemetery due to the rain -- other world leaders went anyway (Nov 10, 2018)

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/10/trump-cancels-ww1-memorial-at-us-cemetery-in-france-due-to-rain-sparking-twitterstorm.html

 

He used troops as a political prop by sending them on a phantom mission to the border and made them miss Thanksgiving with their families (Oct-Dec, 2018)

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/thousands-of-us-troops-celebrating-thanksgiving-at-the-border/2018/11/21/b6987c00-edd4-11e8-9236-bb94154151d2_story.html

 

Trump changed the GI Bill through his Forever GI Act, causing the VA to miss veteran benefits, including housing allowances. This caused many vets to run out of food and rent. (reported October 7, 2018)

 

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/12/7/18129508/forever-gi-bill-student-veterans-housing-wilkie

 

Trump doubled the rejection rate for veterans requesting family deportation protections (July 5, 2018)

 

https://www.newsweek.com/trump-doubled-rejection-rate-veterans-requesting-family-deportation-1010571

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/06/27/736362986/trump-wants-to-withdraw-deportation-protections-for-families-of-active-troops

 

Trump deported active-duty spouses (11,800 military families face this problem as of April 2018)

 

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2018/04/01/as-many-as-11800-military-families-face-deportation-issues-group-says/

 

He forgot a fallen soldier's name (below) during a call to his pregnant widow, then attacked her the next day (Oct 23-24, 2017)

 

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/2017/10/23/fallen-soldiers-widow-nothing-to-say-to-trump/

 

He sent commandos into an ambush due to a lack of intel, and sends contractors to pick them up, resulting in a commando being left behind, tortured, and executed. (Trump approved the mission because Bannon told him Obama didn't have the guts to do it) (Oct 4, 2017)

 

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/02/17/world/africa/niger-ambush-american-soldiers.html

 

https://apnews.com/cb0d6c63f3ed4415a0bd19e98175f792

 

Doesn't stand during retreat bugle, continues to talk. "What a nice sound that is. Are they playing that for you [Sean Hannity] or me?"

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJyGXYq2lJ0

 

He ordered the discharge of active-duty immigrant troops with good records (2017-present)

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/07/09/626773440/u-s-army-is-discharging-immigrant-recruits-who-were-promised-citizenship

 

On Oct 3, 2016, Trump said vets get PTSD because they aren't strong

 

https://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/trump-veterans-ptsd-not-strong-229050

 

Trump accepted a Purple Heart from a fan at one of his rallies and said: “I always wanted to get the Purple Heart. This was much easier.” (Aug 2, 2016)

 

https://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/trump-purple-heart-226565

 

If you know how service members receive purple hearts, then you should also realize how absurd it is for trump to say what he did.

 

Trump attacks Gold Star families: Myeshia Johnson (gold star widow), Khan family (gold star parents) etc. (2016-present)

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/31/us/politics/donald-trump-khizr-khan-wife-ghazala.html

 

Trump sent roughly half of funds raised from a Jan 2016 veterans benefit to the Donald J Trump Foundation instead of veterans charities (the foundation has since been ordered shut because of fraud) (Jan, 2016)

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/07/trump-ordered-to-pay-2-million-to-settle-trump-foundation-suit.html

 

Trump said he doesn't consider POWs heroes because they were caught. He said he prefers people who were not caught (July 18, 2015)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=541Cg2Jnb8s

 

Trump said having unprotected sex was his own personal Vietnam (1998)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5SqQhqpNm8

 

Trump dodged the draft 5 times by having a doctor diagnose him with bone spurs.

 

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2019/02/27/trumps-lawyer-no-basis-for-presidents-medical-deferment-from-vietnam/

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Arrow
What a bunch of horseshit.. the vast majority of it deceptions and outright lies
Toddh39
trump groupie can't handle the truth...
Throbbo
Throbbo
Fuck veteran worship. The US military services haven't protected American freedom since the close of WW2.
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Arrow
What a bunch of horseshit.. the vast majority of it deceptions and outright lies
Like September 14, 2020
Toddh39
trump groupie can't handle the truth...
Like September 14, 2020
Throbbo
Like September 14, 2020
Throbbo
Fuck veteran worship. The US military services haven't protected American freedom since the close of WW2.
Like September 14, 2020