UPDATE, 9/4/20, 10:48am ET: President Donald Trump has denied allegations that he called the late Senator John McCain a “f—— loser” in 2018, and said that Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in Paris, for American soldiers, was “filled with losers.” He tweeted on September 3, “I was never a big fan of John McCain, disagreed with him on many things including ridiculous endless wars and the lack of success he had in dealing with the VA and our great Vets, but the lowering of our Nations American Flags, and the first class funeral he was given by our….
“Country, had to be approved by me, as President, & I did so without hesitation or complaint. Quite the contrary, I felt it was well deserved. I even sent Air Force One to bring his body, in casket, from Arizona to Washington. It was my honor to do so. Also, I never called..
…John a loser and swear on whatever, or whoever, I was asked to swear on, that I never called our great fallen soldiers anything other than HEROES. This is more made up Fake News given by disgusting & jealous failures in a disgraceful attempt to influence the 2020 Election!”
He also bashed The Atlantic, which published the allegations, tweeting the same night, “The Atlantic Magazine is dying, like most magazines, so they make up a fake story in order to gain some relevance. Story already refuted, but this is what we are up against. Just like the Fake Dossier. You fight and and fight, and then people realize it was a total fraud!”
ORIGINAL: Meghan McCain, 35, is outraged by President Donald Trump‘s alleged comments about her late father John McCain and soldiers who have lost their lives. “I just got through two years without my Dad a few days ago. The loss is still incredibly painful and raw,” The View co-host tweeted on Thursday, Sept. 3. “No one is more acutely aware of how vile and disgusting Trump has been to my family, it is still hard to understand – America knows who this man is…,” she added.
The fired up tweet came just hours after a report surfaced about comments allegedly made by the President pertaining to her father. “We’re not going to support that loser’s funeral,” The Atlantic claims Trump said in 2018, with three anonymous sources corroborating the comment. Trump allegedly called the late McCain — who served in the military during the Vietnam war — “a f—— loser” when he saw flags at half-staff to honor the former U.S. senator. “What the f— are we doing that for?” sources also claim Trump said.
Trump has previously made public attacks against John McCain, proving he’s not a fan of his fellow Republican who passed in 2018. “He’s not a war hero,” then-candidate Trump stated in 2015 at the Family Leadership Summit in Iowa. “I like people who weren’t captured,” he added, referencing McCain being captured and held of a prisoner of war in Vietnam between 1967 and 1973.
According to the new report, Trump also called dead soldiers “losers” before cancelling a visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris in 2018. “Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s filled with losers,” The Atlantic also alleges Trump said, quoting four anonymous sources.
The White House has since responded to the report, dubbing them untrue. “This report is false. President Trump holds the military in the highest regard. He’s demonstrated his commitment to them at every turn: delivering on his promise to give our troops a much-needed pay raise, increasing military spending, signing critical veterans reforms, and supporting military spouses,” White House communications director Alyssa Farah said in a statement to NBC News. “This has no basis in fact,” she also said.