Trump Drops Bombshell About Veterans

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( – During Thursday’s debate, former President Donald Trump boasted about his popularity with veterans, declaring, “Our veterans and our soldiers can’t stand this guy [Biden],” adding that “they like me more than… any of them.”

The former President noted President Joe Biden had put the lives of illegal immigrants above veterans, who’ve had to struggle with homelessness and mental and physical health troubles, as illegal immigrants reside in hotels and receive free healthcare.

“Our veterans are on the street,” Trump stated, adding veterans are “dying because [Biden] doesn’t care” and “doesn’t like the military.”

The former President also highlighted having “the highest approval rating for veterans” and “taking care” of the Veterans Administration, explaining that Biden’s administration had “abandoned” and “gotten rid of” everything he passed through Congress on behalf of veterans.

Biden took issue with Trump’s assertion, arguing that “every single thing [Trump] said is a lie.”

He suggested that since passing the Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act, veterans have been “a hell of a lot better off,” adding that one million veterans and their families “now have insurance,” and are “being covered now” regardless of whether their ailments stem from burn pits or Agent Orange.

The President also claimed that under his administration, there has been “great respect for veterans,” before referencing his son Beau Biden, who served in Iraq and passed away in 2015 from brain cancer.

Biden has been vocal that he believes Beau Biden’s cancer stemmed from exposure to burn pits, repeating that after residing next to a burn pit in Iraq for a year, he returned to the U.S. “with stage 4 glioblastoma.”

The President also referenced his recent trip to France for D-Day, stating that he visited the “World War II, World War I cemetery [Trump] refused to go to” during his presidency, accusing Trump of telling him he didn’t want to visit the cemetery “because they’re a bunch of losers and suckers.”

Biden retorted that Beau Biden wasn’t a “loser” or a “sucker,” but that Trump was the “loser” and “sucker.”

Trump has repeatedly denied ever referring to U.S. war veterans as suckers and losers at a 2018 D-Day celebration in France. People, including former national security adviser John Bolton, who isn’t friendly with Trump, have also refuted these claims.

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