Trump denies McCain's account


President Donald Trump on Thursday night vehemently denied an explosive report in which he called those who died in the nation's wars among American fighters "losers."

Trump denies McCain's account


"It just came to our minds then. It's fake news," Trump said of an article published in the Atlantic early Thursday.

According to the article, during a visit to France in November 2018, Trump made a planned visit to the graves of American Marines who defended Paris in the last days of World War I because he did not think their sacrifices were of any use. Is. Yes, and complain: "Why should I go to this cemetery? It's full of losers."

The Atlantic quoted several unnamed sources as saying that Trump also called the dead Marines "Saussure" and said he did not want to touch his hair in the rain.

At the time, Trump tweeted that the cemetery trip had been canceled’ because bad weather had raised questions about the helicopter's flight and the Secret Service would not allow him to travel by car.

A source familiar with the matter said Trump was disappointed when he was told’ he could not go to the cemetery. His trip to Paris revolved around celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

The Atlantic also said that during the same trip, Trump loudly wondered why the United States had joined France and Britain in the epic conflict with imperialist Germany and Austria-Hungary, and asked, "Who are the good people in this war?" Are there? “Were”

"Any type of type"
The Atlantic account also includes allegations that Trump called Republican Sen. John McCain, a longtime prisoner of war in North Vietnam, a "loser."

A senior Defense Department official familiar with the incident and a senior U.S. Marine Corps official who was briefed’ on Trump's remarks confirmed some of the comments to the Associated Press, including the 2018 cemetery. Comments were also included.

"I'm ready to take any kind of oath," Tennis told reporters late Thursday night after the Pennsylvania election campaign.

"If the revelations in today's Atlantic article are true, they are another sign that President Trump and I have a role to play," Joe Biden, a Democratic opponent of Trump in the November election, said in a statement Thursday night. How much do you disagree? Of the United States

Trump has been backing Biden in the election since a bilateral convention last month, insisting the article is an attempt to "influence the presidential election."

The guards stood up
Current and former officials in the Trump administration have dismissed the Atlantic report as false and confirmed the president's support for the armed forces and servicemen.

Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted: "I was actually there and one of the people was part of the discussion - it never happened. I was sitting in this room when our president asked family members. "When I was called, he was killed because of it. The death of his son and it touched my heart."

Keith Kellogg, a retired Army general and now National Security Adviser to Vice President Mike Pence, said in a statement on Twitter that the article certainly lacked merit.

In 2015, Trump denied McCain's war record, saying Arizona senators and fellow Republicans were "not war heroes" despite being tortured in Vietnam's prisons and denied the benefits offered to them because they His father was a prominent naval officer. "I like people who weren't arrested," Trump remarked.

"As far as John McCain is concerned, I've never been a fan. I will openly admit it. I did not agree with him on the final battles," he said on Thursday night. I still respect that. And I, as president, had to accept his last rites. We lowered the flag.

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