On the final day of his visit to the United Kingdom, Trump felt the need to sit for an interview with right-wing supporter Piers Morgan. His answers on questions about his fraudulent claims of bone spurs during the Vietnam War are sparking a backlash that may make Trump wish he hadn’t sat for that interview at all.
Trump on not having served in Vietnam:
“I think I make up for it now.” https://t.co/cA859ZpVIM
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) June 5, 2019
It’s good to be born rich, as Trump can readily attest. While poor American men were forced to serve and die in Vietnam, Trump says that he would have been honored to do so but was never a fan of that war, since “no one had ever heard of” the country before. Apparently, Vietnam just wasn’t popular enough for the man who once said that avoiding STDs in the 1960s was his “personal Vietnam.”
‘When asked if he would have joined the war effort if not for the bone spurs, Mr. Trump said, “I would not have minded that at all; I would have been honored.”
‘“I think I make up for it now,” he added.’
.@piersmorgan asks him, would you have liked to have served in the military, generally? Trump: "I would not have minded at all. I would have been honored. But I think I make up for it right now." And talks about military spending budget.
— Ali Rogin (@AliRogin) June 5, 2019
Of course, he couldn’t leave without gaslighting the country one more time, saying that the photos and videos of massive numbers of protesters in Trafalgar Square are “fake news” and that bigger crowds showed up to support him. Protesters in England who were present at the protest fully disagree and have evidence to prove Trump is lying, but Trump’s supporters are blinded enough to buy it.
‘Mr. Trump, who is often unsettled by reports of protests, sought to play down the demonstrations, calling them “fake news” in a news conference with Mrs. May on Tuesday and tweeting on Wednesdaythat there were actually “big crowds” supporting him.’
In an interview with Piers Morgan, President Trump suggested that transgender people were signing up for military service as a way to have surgical costs covered https://t.co/zRjOdhdX4E
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 5, 2019
Trump also answered questions on climate change and was fascinated that a wealthy, older person would be unselfish enough to consider its impact on “future generations” instead of “doing this for him.” It’s a novel approach for Trump, who then proceeded to make clear that he has no idea what he’s talking about, anyway.
‘In the interview, Mr. Trump seemed impressed that the prince was concerned about the fate of future generations. “I’ll tell you what moved me is his passion for future generations; he’s really not doing this for him,” he told Mr. Morgan. “He’s doing this for future generations.”
‘But Mr. Trump said he had dismissed the suggestion that the United States should do more. “I did say,” he said, “ ‘Well, the United States right now has among the cleanest climates there are based on all statistics.’ And it’s even getting better.”’
For video of the full interview, see below:
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