After the Atlantic reported Donald Trump’s remarks about U.S. troops being “losers” and “suckers,” the Associated Press and Washington Post each independently confirmed the remarks. But Trump still decided that it’s fake news, because he doesn’t like any of those news outlets. Now his problem has gotten bigger.
Jennifer Griffin from Fox News is confirming on Twitter that the Atlantic story is true. Fox is confirming that Trump said that “Anyone who went [to Vietnam] was a sucker” and that having wounded veterans in military parades is “not a good look.” In the normal world, no one cares what a rag like Fox News says. But in the world of disinformed people who were steered toward Trump by Fox News to begin with, it’s a big deal that even Fox is now confirming Trump really did say these horrible things about the troops.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report