My Take on The Atlantic Hit Piece on Trump
Here we go again. I understand the devotion and patriotism of Veterans who feel slighted by this obvious fake story published by The Atlantic. It’s too bad that what seems to surface in one form or another before an important election (midterm and presidential).
The Atlantic’s fake news article apparently used statements taken out of John Bolton’s recently released book. That alone should make a clear statement as the tell-all book referenced events and statements that were outright lies. This causes veterans and their family members to become “butt hurt” over what someone told someone else what the president said. I’m not minimizing their heartfelt response but in this case they are wrong on virtually every point about the president.
President Trump does not have utter contempt for our military and he has not disrespected our military or our veterans. He proves every day how he feels and thinks about our military and our veterans.
During the 2015 campaign Trump was asked questions in response to something John McCain may have said about him. Trump comments about how he felt about John McCain that led to all this fervor. It wasn’t so much an attack, but that the media made it look like one. Everyone has an opinion and Trump voiced his.
“He’s not a war hero,” said Trump. “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” “If somebody’s a prisoner, I consider them a war hero.” “I think John McCain’s done very little for the veterans. I’m very disappointed in John McCain.” “yet another all talk, no action politician who spends too much time on television and not enough time doing his job.”
In October 2017 McCain attacked by saying, “One aspect of the conflict, by the way, that I will never, ever countenance is that we drafted the lowest income level of America, and the highest income level found a doctor that would say they had a bone spur. That is wrong. That is wrong. If we are going to ask every American to serve, every American should serve.”
McCain made his comments about Trump and his administration on an official visit to Germany in 2017 McCain while representing the US at a NATO conference by insinuating the resignation of Michael Flynn because he was tied to his Russian contacts and saying the president couldn’t separate truth from lies.
So Trump isn’t entitled to express his opinion, yet a sitting Senator can disparage the sitting president?
There are many times when McCain went on to attack Trump, even failed presidential candidates of the past from both sides of the political isle have done so but nobody remembers them do they? We see a lot of that by members of congress on the floor, with the media and in public.
If Trump was truly selfish as you say, he would still be in Trump Tower raking in money and patting himself on the back for not putting himself through the trials and troubles as president.
If Trump was the coward you say, he would have quit at the first sign of resistance, but he has not.
If Trump were disloyal as you say, he would not be the only elected President to stand up against the violence enveloping our country today. Do you see Carter, Clinton, Bush or Obama speaking out against Antifa or BLM? I haven’t either.
What I can say is this is part of the orchestrated attack on America, and on the presidency of Donald Trump. It falls in line with the Rules for Radicals (Revolution) outlined in the Saul Alinsky playbook.
We have slightly more than 50 days until the election and I urge every citizen to get out and vote. Keep in mind our political system has been corrupted for so long that it seems common place for politicians to lie, cheat and steal so long as they smile and do it nicely. Voting for self-serving politicians who have made public service into a career choice should end now. – I am the Real Truckmaster!