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Donald Trump’s Own Defense of His Rhetoric against John McCain Was Completely Undone By His Own Tweets

President Trump is denying a recent report from The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg that said he called the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) a “fucking loser” and labeled fallen U.S. troops as “losers” and “suckers.”

Unfortunately for Trump, however, his old tweets are easy to find and one of them just shattered his defense.  

Trump tried to jump to a defense, denying those allegations both to reporters covering his campaign and on Twitter.

He said he had not called McCain 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.” 

His defense didn’t last long, thanks to his Twitter history. Not long after he was denying those allegations, a 2015 tweet resurfaced showing that Trump DID call McCain a loser and there was also a link to a story about him doing just that.

Reports are swirling that Trump is losing popularity among members of the military and these allegations could hurt even more.

Back in 2016, polls showed that officers and enlisted troops went for Trump instead of Hillary Clinton, but recent polls have found that former Vice President Joe Biden is now on top.

In recent days, a new video released by a progressive veterans group blasted Trump and said he “disrespects those who serve.” 

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