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BREAKING: President Trump forcefully repudiates Atlantic story, says he NEVER trashed McCain as a ‘loser’

by J.C McCallum
BREAKING: President Trump forcefully repudiates Atlantic story, says he NEVER trashed McCain as a ‘loser’

President Trump is repudiating a fake news story from the Atlantic tonight that accused him of calling John McCain a loser after he died and became ‘furious’ when the White House lowered the American flag half-staff for his death. It also accuses Trump of calling 1,800 marines “suckers” for getting killed or something. Of course, all of their reporting was based on anonymous sources.

Below is Trump’s forceful repudiation:

In case the tweets don’t show up, here’s what Trump said in full:

I was never a big fan of John McCain, disagreed with him on many things including ridiculous endless wars and the lack of success he had in dealing with the VA and our great Vets, but the lowering of our Nation’s American Flags, and the first class funeral he was given by our country, had to be approved by me, as President, & I did so without hesitation or complaint. Quite the contrary, I felt it was well deserved. I even sent Air Force One to bring his body, in casket, from Arizona to Washington. It was my honor to do so. Also, I never called John a loser and swear on whatever, or whoever, I was asked to swear on, that I never called our great fallen soldiers anything other than HEROES. This is more made up Fake News given by disgusting & jealous failures in a disgraceful attempt to influence the 2020 Election!

Now that you see Trump’s statement, here’s what the Atlantic accused him of

When President Donald Trump canceled a visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris in 2018, he blamed rain for the last-minute decision, saying that “the helicopter couldn’t fly” and that the Secret Service wouldn’t drive him there. Neither claim was true.

Trump rejected the idea of the visit because he feared his hair would become disheveled in the rain, and because he did not believe it important to honor American war dead, according to four people with firsthand knowledge of the discussion that day. In a conversation with senior staff members on the morning of the scheduled visit, Trump said, “Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s filled with losers.” In a separate conversation on the same trip, Trump referred to the more than 1,800 marines who lost their lives at Belleau Wood as “suckers” for getting killed.

Trump remained fixated on McCain, one of the few prominent Republicans to continue criticizing him after he won the nomination. When McCain died, in August 2018, Trump told his senior staff, according to three sources with direct knowledge of this event, “We’re not going to support that loser’s funeral,” and he became furious, according to witnesses, when he saw flags lowered to half-staff. “What the fuck are we doing that for? Guy was a fucking loser,” the president told aides. Trump was not invited to McCain’s funeral. (These sources, and others quoted in this article, spoke on condition of anonymity. The White House did not return earlier calls for comment, but Alyssa Farah, a White House spokesperson, emailed me this statement shortly after this story was posted: “This report is false. President Trump holds the military in the highest regard. He’s demonstrated his commitment to them at every turn: delivering on his promise to give our troops a much needed pay raise, increasing military spending, signing critical veterans reforms, and supporting military spouses. This has no basis in fact.”)

This is contradictory to everything we’ve seen and heard from Trump and about him as president. Not only has he visited soldiers in the hospital, he’s gone out of his way to praise and thank them. He’s visited them overseas in surprise visits on holidays where they long to be home. This just doesn’t compute, for normal people. But those on the left who hate Trump eat this up because they believe Trump is truly evil.

But it wasn’t just Trump who came out and repudiated this story. Keith Kellogg, who we saw at the RNC was among the first to call this story garbage:

And Sarah Huckabee, who was there:

And Dan Scavino who was also there:

And Trump’s former ‘body man’ Jordan Karem was also there:

Kayleigh McEnany also weighed in as well:

So there you have it. There story will now go away, right? Wrong. The media doesn’t care about facts. Mark Hemingway makes a great point in his response to a Never Trumper who is in glee that the AP just CONFIRMED the story:

Well said, but it won’t matter. The media will sensationalize this story for days to come because they have to stop the momentum shift of voters to Trump, which has the media and Democrats in complete PANIC MODE. That’s why they chose something very core and meaningful to people on the right, our love of our troops and veterans. It really is disgusting.

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