VoteVets Statement on President Trump’s Referring to Military Personnel Killed in Action as “Losers” and “Suckers”

WASHINGTON D.C.—Will Goodwin, Army Veteran and Director of Government Relations for VoteVets, released the following statement in the wake of Jeffrey Goldberg’s article in The Atlantic which accused President Trump of referring to U.S. military personnel killed in action as “losers” and “suckers”:

“This is not surprising, nor is it the first time President Trump has attacked veterans, but it is a new low, even for Trump. There is no rhyme or reason for Trump to cruelly attack our nation’s fallen heroes. And it is especially egregious given that he’s the Commander in Chief of our Armed Forces. 

“Donald Trump does not respect our men and women in uniform. He does not respect their families. He does not respect veterans. And worse, he has matched his vile language with action. He has abused our military, has made our country less safe, and has put our men and women in uniform in harm’s way for his own political gain.

“Joe Biden has spent his entire career fighting for our troops, veterans, and their families. Joe and Jill Biden watched a son deploy to war. Soon, with the votes of millions of veterans and active duty service members, we will again have a President and Commander in Chief worthy of the title — Joe Biden.”