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This is a special edition for a special reason. A regular Sunday feature will be posted tomorrow.

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In a well researched essay in The Atlantic which has now been well vetted by other news agencies including Fox News, Jeffrey Goldberg has detailed some of the most hurtful, disqualifying, reprehensible things the President of the United States has said. Goldberg detailed Trump’s own words and they uncover his true contempt for our military personnel and his mind-numbing, boundless ignorance of even the most basic national history. Here’s what we learned about the president’s beliefs and values:

That the boys who stormed the beaches at Normandy, especially those who died there or who left an arm or leg there, were losers.

That the 1,177 sailors who are still aboard the USS Arizona submerged in Pearl Harbor were suckers. It was revealed in Phil Rucker and Carol Loennig’s book A Very Stable Genius that Trump barely understood the obvious meaning of the memorial for the ship and those men.

That the 10 crewmen aboard each WW II bomber that went down in flames were losers. Some days hundreds of men were lost that way. All losers, according to the Commander in Chief.

That my dad and his band of brothers who flew cover for the bombers in their fighter aircraft were suckers, especially the ones who were shot down.

That the over 1,800 Marines who lost their lives at Belleau Wood in 1918 were suckers for getting killed.

That he thinks that the over 58,000 of my contemporaries who died or just disappeared in Viet Nam were losers and suckers, too, because they were “too dumb to get out of” serving in the war.

That the Commander in Chief doesn’t know who the “good guys” were in WW I and he hasn’t a clue why we would intervene on the side of the allies.

That John McCain wasn’t a war hero and was a loser. And President George H.W. Bush was a loser for getting shot down.

That the men and women who currently wear the uniform and voluntarily serve our country, who will willingly put their lives on the line for us, including for this disdainful, disrespectful President of the United States, all 1.3 million of them are losers and suckers.

That Trump revealed his utter cluelessness while standing over the grave of Marine First Lt. Robert Kelly, son of General John Kelly, who was present to hear the president say, “I don’t get it. What was in it for them?”

This is the same U.S. President who learned many months ago that Vladimir Putin is paying a bounty to the Taliban for every Ameican troop they kill and Trump continues to refuse to confront Putin about that.

This is what we have learned about the Commander in Chief and his utter contempt for our military. If there were no other reason to remove this man from office, this reason alone is reason enough.

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  1. Joni Lindgren Reply

    I think Captain Sully Sullenberger said it best!!

    “Trump will never understand selflessness because he is selfish! He can never conceive of courage because he is a coward. He can not feel duty because he is disloyal”

    Quite frankly, he has no value system. Oh, wait . . . yes, he does. The only thing he values is MONEY! He could spit on the poor, he is heartless when it comes to the number of people he will cripple when he takes Medicare/Medicaid/ACA and Social Security away from everyone, he thinks that what is his is his and what is yours is his in reference to that $2T in our taxes that he gave himself. He gave NOTHING for the USPS, NOTHING for our elections,, but $21,300, 000,000 for the pentagon in a COVID relief bill that should be called The REAL LOOTING OF AMERICA!

    When you have no conscience, morals, empathy or ethics little things like right and wrong are no big deal, are they?.

    • Jim Altschuler Reply

      Well said, Joni. And thanks for quoting a REAL American hero. He was totally right to boot.