Jeffrey Goldberg‘s 9.3 Atlantic piece about President Trump’s disparagement of war veterans and fallen dead has been flying around for six or seven hours now. Worth reading — a healthy bout of indigestion is 100% guaranteed.
Favorite portion: “When [John] McCain died, in August 2018, Trump told his senior staff, according to three sources with direct knowledge of this event, ‘We’re not going to support that loser’s funeral,’ and he became furious, according to witnesses, when he saw flags lowered to half-staff. ‘What the fuck are we doing that for? Guy was a fucking loser,’ the president told aides.”
Trump denial: “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.”
Atlantic editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg explains why he used unnamed sources in report about Trump insulting dead soldiers:
— Daniel Chaitin (@danielchaitin7) September 4, 2020