FAKE NEWS: Atlantic Story of Trump Calling War Dead “Losers” Disproven Through FOIA Documents of France Trip
A sensational, borderline ridiculous story reported by the Atlantic on Thursday alleging that President Trump called American war dead buried in France “losers” appears to be disproven through FOIA documents which reveal a trip to a World War I graveyard was cancelled because of inclement weather.
Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic made the accusation, citing no more than four completely anonymous individuals who claimed to be familiar with the situation. None of the supposedly outraged whistleblowers had the integrity to publicly identify themselves.
The FOIA’ed emails demonstrate quite clearly that President Trump’s helicopter transport to the Belleau Wood site was grounded by the weather. Being the President, Trump cannot simply get into a motorcade and drive down a highway in a foreign country for a great distance without considerable advance preparation on the part of law enforcement.
Goldberg’s report had supposedly quoted these anonymous government officials, who allegedly claimed that President Trump declined to visit the American Cemetery of the Belleau Wood battleground, the site of a battle between American and German soldiers in World War I.
According to the fake news report, Trump had declined to visit the graveyard out of fear that his hair would become disheveled, calling the war dead who are buried there “losers.” Seems a lot more like liberal fanfiction, akin to the laughably fake Steele Dossier that accused President Trump of urinating on prostitutes in Moscow.
These fake news hacks and tremendously dishonest, and pay little to no mind to the most basic standards of journalistic integrity.