Craigslist post, September 17th, 2020, Boise Idaho Politics section.

The facts about Trump’s support of the military and Veterans:
1. Trump appointed the first non-veteran to head the VA who resigned due to corruption charges.
2. Trump has redirected funds from the VA to healthcare companies which are campaign donors.
3. Trump has insulted POW’s, MIA’s, and families of war dead. He says POW/MIA’s are turncoats.
4. When Special Forces were killed in Niger, he said they were killed by “real fighters.”
5. Trump used men with sterling military careers like Flynn, McMaster, Kelley, and Mattis to gain credibility while heaping scorn, derision, and insults on them.
6. Trump stocked his cabinet with chickenhawks that never served who serve foreign commercial interests.
7. Trump received five bogus medical deferments for bone spurs and says he “is smarter” than those who served.
8. Trump says he “knows more than all our generals combined” despite not serving.
9. Trump said not getting VD in college was “his Vietnam.”
10. During 2015-16, he promised to make donations. He donated in 2018 when the press found out.
11. Trump called homeless veterans with PTSD weak. His family hasn’t served going back to his grandfather who came here to avoid military service in Germany.
12. Trump repeatedly attacked the leadership of our military and intelligence community when they have failed to endorse his assessments of hostile foreign nations.
13. Trump has repeatedly slandered our long term allies insisting he could run their governments BETTER when he has failed to live up to his promises.
14. Trump has repeatedly sought support from hostile foreign nations to undermine our allies democracy.
15. Trump has repeatedly sought support from hostile foreign nations to undermine OUR democracy.
16. Trump and Jared accepted 500 million from the same Saudi Royal family that recruited, organized, trained, equipped, and bankrolled the hijackers which killed 2,379 Americans on 911. And who still sponsor ISIS, Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and Pakistani ISI.
17. Trump bragged that he had the tallest building in NYC after 911.
18. Trump said he was at ground zero clearing debris and recovering bodies when he was on television bragging about having the tallest building in NYC. He was in NJ at the same time watching Muslim immigrants dancing in the streets.
19. Trump and Jared received payouts from the 911 victims fund when NONE of their property was harmed and tenancy was at a record high.
20. Trump wanted to spend millions for a military parade because he was envious of the parades his friends Kim and Putin have.
21. Trump has repeatedly defended Kim whose grandfather started the Korean War which killed 54,246 American servicemen and whose family has killed millions of their own countrymen including his own brother. Trump defended his friend Putin saying he couldn’t have shot down an airliner, invaded the Ukraine, or poisoned his rivals with radioactive waste and nerve agents.
22. Reagan, Bush SR, Clinton, Bush JR, and Obama spent many Thanksgivings and Christmases with our troops. Trump used phone calls, traffic, and golf as an excuse to not visit our troops. He made one short visit after Christmas to an airbase in 20128.
23. During the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I, he canceled a visit to Belleau wood cemetery because it was raining. He met with Putin in private instead. Reagan, Bush SR, Clinton, Bush JR, and Obama all stood in cold pouring rain multiple times to honor our war dead.
24. Trump broke the tradition of Presidents paying respect, on Veteran’s Day, at Arlington. After criticism, he showed up for 15 minutes in 2018.
25. Trump’s “Thanksgiving all” from his resort was complaining about his legal troubles.
26. Trump braggged that our military received a 10% raise (actually 2.6%). He said it was the first raise in 10 years when they received raises every year. Congress is responsible for military pay rates, not Trump.
27. Trump defunded schools on military bases for his wall.
28. Trump has asked for two huge defense budgets to “beef up our military” and “give our troops a raise” and then tried to divert funds to his wall project with zero oversight.
29. Trump continually attacks the family of a real war hero and insisted the ship bearing his name be covered to not upset him. He said it was for America’s good not his.
30. Wanted to award himself a Medal of Honor because he doesn’t qualify for one.
31. Forced West Point grads to fly back to West Point during the pandemic to hear him brag about himself.
32. Trump warmed up to Putin even after finding out Putin placed bounties on US troops.
33. trump has sabotaged the USPS to rig the election in his favor, resulting in US vets waiting weeks to receive crucial medication.
34. Worked hard to try and get Putin’s Russian back into the G8 after finding out Russia out bounties on US soldiers
35. called service members who died in WW1 losers and suckers.
36. refused to greet fallen soldiers at Dover.
37. Trump earlier in 2020 moved the flag honoring missing war veterans from a prominent position atop the White House to a less visible spot on the South Law
38. Runs ‘support our troops’ ad with Russian jet fighters and Russian troops instead of US military personnel.

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