Published On: Thu, Jul 21st, 2016

Hillary Clinton blasts Donald Trump on Veterans, ‘treating our veterans with disdain’

Trump Broadly Attacked Troops Who Served In Iraq, Accusing Them Of Stealing Iraq Recovery Funds

  • Trump: “Iraq, crooked as hell. How about bringing baskets of money, millions and millions of dollars, and handing it out? I want to know, who are the soldiers that had that job? Because I think they’re living very well right now, whoever they may be.”

  • Weekly Standard: Trump: American Soldiers in Iraq Stole Money, ‘Living Very Well Right Now’

  • Iraq War Veteran: “Mostly, I’ve kept my thoughts about politics and social issues to myself. But…I felt compelled to speak out…. You see, during my tour in Iraq from 2009 to 2010, I was one of those whose job it was to hand out ‘baskets of money.’… I personally never took a dime. No one else from my team took anything, either.… Trump’s statement attacking not just my character but also that of all the men and women I had the honor of serving with was repugnant. These people had raised their right hands and sacrificed a year or more of their lives in one of the worst situations imaginable, all for their country…. It’s infuriating to hear a billionaire real estate mogul…speak so callously against a group of Americans whom he knows next to nothing about.”

photo/ Lisette Brodey via pixabay

photo/ Lisette Brodey via pixabay

Trump Insults Our Military

  • Trump: “Our military is a disaster.”

  • NYT: “Donald J. Trump, who received draft deferments through much of the Vietnam War, told the author of a coming biography that he nevertheless ‘always felt that I was in the military’ because of his education at a military-themed boarding school.”

  • Trump on Armored Humvees: “If a bomb goes off our wounded warriors–instead of losing their legs, their arms, worse, they’re okay. They go for a little ride upward and they come down.”

Trump Businesses Have Fired Employees Because Of Their Military Service

  • HuffPo: Trump Institute Fired Veteran For ‘Absences’ After He Was Deployed To Afghanistan

  • CNN: Iraq war veteran claims Trump University fired her for serving in the Army Reserve

  • HuffPo: Third Veteran Dumped By Trump Because Of Military Service

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