A new book claims that former President to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery ― a WWI cemetery in Belleau, France, near the site of the Battle of Belleau Wood. His reason was reportedly because the cemetery was “filled with losers.” In another conversation during the trip, he “referred to the more than 1,800 marines who lost their lives at Belleau Wood as ‘suckers’ for getting killed,” The Atlantic reported.
Former White House spokesperson Alyssa Farah told HuffPost at the time that the Atlantic’s report was “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,” Farah said.
Trump also famously criticized the late Sen. John McCain, who was held for over five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam.
“He’s not a war hero,” Trump said in 2015 of McCain. “I like people who weren’t captured.”