Without referring to Jeffrey Goldberg, the author of the Atlantic report, by name, he tweeted on Saturday: "You work so hard for the military, from completely rebuilding a depleted mess that was left by OBiden [the previous presidential administration when Joe Biden was vice-president to Barack Obama], to fixing a broken V.A. and fighting for large scale military pay raises, and then a slimeball reporter, maybe working with disgruntled people, makes up such a awful charge". He pointed out that Trump's derision of late Senator John McCain, former Defence Secretary Jim Mattis, and retired US Marine Corps general John Kelly are among many of Trump's track record criticising former American veterans that "corroborates" the report.
Mr Trump has furiously defended himself in the wake of the story in The Atlantic, tweeting and retweeting stories condemning it as "fake news".
Mr Trump came under fire after The Atlantic magazine reported that he had called Marines killed in action in World War I "losers" and "suckers" in connection with a November 2018 visit to France when he skipped a visit to a USA military cemetery. "Anyone who went was a sucker, '" she quoted the unnamed official as saying.More news: Honor Watch GS and Honor Watch ES launched at IFA 2020
"I know how disappointed President Trump was that there was a bad weather call that did not permit him to fly to Belleau Wood to honor our fallen there", Pence said in a televised interview. Trump avoided being drafted to fight in Vietnam after he was diagnosed with bone spurs in his heels.
"I can tell you that my sources are unimpeachable", Griffen told Cavuto. However, she added that the sources could not confirm "the most salacious" part.
"It never happened. I talked to the president that day".
Regime change in the USA?
In a statement Saturday, Rep. Adam Smith, the Democratic chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, called Trump "incapable of performing the duties of Commander-in-Chief".More news: Kristina Mladenovic unable to play US Open doubles after order to quarantine
On Saturday Democratic Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer backed calls by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders for a plan to force Trump from office in November if the election result is contested.
Trump has frequently boasted of his administration's rebuilding of the military that was diminished by massive cuts during former President Barack Obama administration, in which Biden served as vice president. Lat month Hillary Clinton, who lost to Trump in 2016, said: "Joe Biden should not concede under any circumstances".
"I understand politics, I understand name-calling", he said, but added that "the proof in the pudding for us is what has happened to veterans in the last three years".More news: Michael Cohen’s Memoir Features Disturbing Stories About Life With Trump