The White House is describing an anonymously sourced article from The Atlantic as “a disgrace,” claiming that it falsely accuses President Trump of insulting dead soldiers and being ignorant of who fought in World War I.
“Not a soul brave enough to put their name on any of these accusations. That’s because they are false,” White House spokesman Judd Deere tweeted on Thursday.
“Just another anonymously sourced story meant to tear down a Commander-in-Chief who loves our military and has delivered on the promises he’s made. What a disgrace!”
The Atlantic’s article, written by editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg, cites four unnamed sources in saying that Trump claimed the Aisne-Marne American cemetery near Paris was “filled with losers.” Trump had canceled a visit to the cemetery in 2018, prompting widespread criticism in the media at the time. The president claimed his helicopter couldn’t fly in the rain and that the Secret Service would drive him there — claims that Goldberg says are false.
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