MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump is vehemently defending himself against allegations that he has privately disparaged veterans for their military service during his time in office even as his campaign has sought to showcase his support for those in uniform…

The bombshell article, written by the editor of The Atlantic magazine, cited unnamed sources who said Trump referred to American Marines who died in World War I as ‘losers’ and ‘suckers’ and recounted several other anecdotes of Trump making cruel remarks about people who serve in the military. NPR has not verified the contents of the story.

Trump said the story was ‘a total lie,’ and White House officials who were present for some of the incidents described in the article have issued statements disputing the story and pointing to Trump’s record on military issues.”

-Franco Ordoñez, “Trump Faces Fallout From Report He Calls Military ‘Losers’ And ‘Suckers,'” npr.org, Sep. 4, 2020