Trump allegedly says “Can you believe people believe that bullshit?” after meeting with evangelicalsPosted by Thomas Bush / September 8, 2020
Michael Cohen, in his tell-all book on his time in the Trump administration, has described an incident that could be damaging for Trump. According to Cohen, after a meeting with evangelicals, Trump said, “Can you believe people believe that bullshit?” It’s not terribly likely that this story will change the mind of hardcore Trump-backing evangelicals, but for those on the fence––and there are more and more of those––this story could be the final straw.
Christians aren’t the only group that Trump is alienating. The Atlantic editor-in-chief is catching flak for the bombshell story about Trump calling war dead “suckers” and “losers,” but the editor is standing by the reporting. In fact, he says that he thinks there will be even more news coming out in the following days and weeks about Trump’s disrespect. The White House has denied the report, of course, and Trump has raged at Fox News for sharing the story, but the Fox reporter didn’t repent.
The original report was in the Atlantic. When Trump lied about why he couldn’t visit the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in 2018, he insulted the dead buried there by calling them “suckers” and “losers” for dying in war. He also didn’t understand why the United States helped the Allies. Some veterans groups have, unsurprisingly, blasted Trump for his disrespect. Trump is indeed facing increasing fallout from his comments, and those comments may wind up costing him the military/veteran vote.
This isn’t the first time that Trump has run afoul .Vets also took issue with Trump’s handling of the Oregon protests. Midway through the protest activities, a “wall” of vets appeared on the front lines, protesting the presence of federal troops. Video footage shows two Navy veterans being attacked by federal troops,