By Duncan Smith
Conservative talk radio legend Rush Limbaugh blasted The Atlantic for a story claiming that President Trump disparaged Americans World War I American dead interned near a historic battleground site in France as “losers” and “suckers.”
He noted on his Friday program:
You think they can't go any lower, and they do. You think they can't get any sicker than they already are, and they do. And they take us down to new depths that we didn't think were possible to be plundered. This idea that Trump has called fallen soldiers losers and a waste of his time is just absolutely beyond the pale. And, of course, he's out there actively denying this. So we've got an October Surprise in September. And it just doesn't make any sense.
Just remember all of Trump's efforts on behalf of the VA, all of his efforts on behalf of the wounded, wounded warriors and to make sure that they are cared for properly. If he thought these people were losers, he wouldn't have cared one whit about what the VA was doing or how they were doing it.
The talk giant then went on to suggest that The Atlantic was coordinating with Joe Biden’s campaign:
But this story in The Atlantic, I got up today, I read this thing, and it just took the wind out of my – oh, and you want to hear something? Sorry to interrupt myself here, but this is a breaking story with all kinds of new things happening. Over on MSNBC today there was an ad. It was an ad called Vote Vets. And the ad featured parents of fallen servicemen saying, 'My son was not a loser.'
Now, come on, folks. Are you trying to tell me that this is not coordinated? This news breaks last night in The Atlantic on their website, and already there is an ad made that's running on PMSNBC featuring parents of fallen servicemen saying, 'My son was not a loser'? How quickly they were able to produce a commercial corresponding with an article that just came out late last night. Either this is a record-setting, stunning turnaround for a genuine ad and a resulting genuine ad buy or a media group is blatantly collaborating with a political campaign operation. And I have no doubts that it is the latter.
President Trump has so much respect for the U.S. military that he’s the first president in modern history not to start a new war.
How’s that for thinking our men and women in uniform are “losers?”
The Atlantic is pathetic, and so are the real losers who believe the BS.
Limbaugh also believes the disgusting Left had to change the narrative because of Nancy Pelosi’s selfish hair salon stunt:
The Pelosi hair salon story was getting legs. The Pelosi hair salon story was doing damage. They had to shift focus, and Plugs was not helping himself out there. Plugs is wandering aimlessly in vain search of a thought the more he goes out and speaks. They had to do something to change the subject. The Republican convention was awesome. Everything. Trump's rally last night was one for the ages. So they push the story out that Trump hates the military now, despite the fact he's the only member of the administration that's done what he's done for veterans via the VA. He has. And he's made a big deal about it.
These were some of the moments I witnessed the President show his heart and demonstrate how much he respects the selfless and courageous men and women of our military. I am disgusted by this false attack.
— Sarah Huckabee Sanders (@SarahHuckabee) September 4, 2020
And he these final thoughts on the story:
I know that this was a gut punch for Trump because the U.S. military features people he loves the most, features people he respects the most. And now to have to hear that he thinks they're a bunch of — that people who have died, who have given their lives, the ultimate sacrifice, to have to get up and read that people are saying you think they're losers and not worthy of any respect. You know, this is can make you sad for the country. This is just the death knell for journalism. This whole thing is made up. Nobody can find any facts to back this up. The sources are all anonymous. And this is not the last such effort that will be mounted to get rid of Trump.
This is the kind of thing that's gonna continue. There's gonna be more and more of this as it appears that Plugs just isn't capable of pulling this off.
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