Donald Trump has spent years publicly insulting and disparaging individual military people, from John McCain to John Kelly. So it was no surprise to learn that he’s privately referred to all fallen U.S. military troops as “losers” and “suckers” for putting their lives on the line to defend their country.
Retired four-star Army General Barry McCaffrey is reading Donald Trump the riot act on Twitter: “Trump accusing the US senior military leadership of loving war to support manufacturers of planes and bombs is a DEADLY INSULT TO THE LEADERSHIP OF THE ARMED FORCES. These senior officers have been in combat for 20+ years since they were Captains.”
Meanwhile we’re still waiting for new polling to show the impact that Donald Trump’s disparaging remarks have had on how active duty military personnel plan to vote. One poll conducted by the Military Times, shortly before Trump’s remarks, had Joe Biden slightly ahead of Trump with active duty personnel.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report