Trump Humiliated By Retired Army General Over Troop Hate Scandal

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This week, a report came out from The Atlantic revealing that President Donald Trump had apparently called American service members who were killed in action “losers” and “suckers.” (Reportedly, he also asked his staff who the “good guys” were in World War I. He’s the president of the United States and has a staggeringly imbecilic understanding of basic American history.) Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton, who is an advisor for the progressive veterans group VoteVets, went viral with his condemnation of Trump after the report came out. In a video, Eaton insisted that Trump was “no patriot” and characterized him as a serious threat to “our country’s honor.”

Eaton said:

‘I’m pretty unhappy with you, Mr. Trump. So I’m going to keep this short for your famous short attention span. You have shown disrespect to the military on countless occasions. I am stunned that anybody in the United States military would consider you anything but a ‘loser’ or a ‘sucker.’ You’re no patriot.’

Eaton subsequently picked up a dog tag that was retrieved from a crash site where his own father died during the Vietnam War. He added:

‘Let me tell you about a patriot. My father was killed in Vietnam. He was shot down over a Ho Chi Minh trail section, just outside of Vietnam, in Laos. He delivered ordinance to cut the trail and cut supplies. And then he delivered close air support to Special Forces troops on the ground, and his airplane blew up. He went down — in 1969. 13 January, 1969. This dog tag was recovered at the crash site. My father was a patriot — well-educated. He was a wise man.’

Infamously, Trump evaded service in Vietnam via very dubious diagnoses of “bone spurs.” A recent Military Times poll revealed that Cadet Bone Spurs, as Trump has mockingly been nicknamed, isn’t doing great among troops — Democratic presidential pick Joe Biden led by about 4 percent.

Eaton, meanwhile, added:

‘The best men and women in the United States of America are found in the Armed Forces of the United States military. Our Army, our Navy, our Marine Corps, our Air Force, our Coast Guard. Brave men and women. They’re not just brave. They’re smart and wise. So, Mr. Trump, come 3 November, we’re all voting for a real patriot — Joe Biden. And everybody who hears this, please take notice and please vote. Vote Democratic. Our country’s honor depends on it.’

As of mid-Friday morning, Eaton’s video had 2.2 million views and counting. Check it out below: