September 4, 2020

A Question For Rep Conor Lamb And His Opponent Sean Parnell


I am guessing that there's very little chance you my blog post of November 11, 2018, so I'll summarize with this snippet from Reuters:

President Donald Trump could not attend a commemoration in France for U.S. soldiers and marines killed during World War One on Saturday because rain made it impossible to arrange transport, the White House said.

The president was scheduled to pay tribute at a ceremony at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, about 85 km (50 miles) east of Paris, with his wife Melania. But light steady rain and a low cloud ceiling prevented his helicopter from traveling to the site.

The blogpost went on to describe, as best I could, how important the Battle of Belleau Wood is to the history of the United States Marine Corps. 

And I pointed out that:

Donald Trump couldn't be bothered to visit because of the rain.

That being said, I'd like to point you both to this article from The Atlantic. It starts with these paragraphs:

When President Donald Trump canceled a visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris in 2018, he blamed rain for the last-minute decision, saying that “the helicopter couldn’t fly” and that the Secret Service wouldn’t drive him there. Neither claim was true.

Trump rejected the idea of the visit because he feared his hair would become disheveled in the rain, and because he did not believe it important to honor American war dead, according to four people with firsthand knowledge of the discussion that day. In a conversation with senior staff members on the morning of the scheduled visit, Trump said, “Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s filled with losers.” In a separate conversation on the same trip, Trump referred to the more than 1,800 marines who lost their lives at Belleau Wood as “suckers” for getting killed.

Gentlemen, you're both retired from the military. Your thoughts about the level of support Donald Trump shows the US Military?