Military

Subject (date added or updated)
Blames Generals for Ryan Owen’s Death (3/1/17)
Called Every Gold Star Family (10/24/17)
I’ll Teach Military Expert (2/27/17)
Know More about ISIS (2/27/17)
Made a Lot of Sacrifices (3/13/17)
McCain not War Hero (2/27/17)
Soldiers Crooked as Hall (2/27/17)
Suggests Gold Star Widow is a Liar (10/24/17)


Blames Generals for Ryan Owen’s Death
They lost Ryan. “This was something that was, you know, just — they wanted to do. And they came to see me and they explained what they wanted to do, the generals, who are very respected. And they lost Ryan.”(2/28/17) link video


Called Every Gold Star Family
Called every family… “I think I’ve called every family of somebody that’s died.” (10/18/17, Fox New Radio) link
AP proves Trump lied. “The Associated Press tried to reach the families of all 43 people who have died in military service since Trump became president and made contact with about 20 families. More than half said they had not heard from Trump.” (10/20/17) link


I’ll Teach Military Expert
I’ll teach military expert… “You can tell your military expert [Jeff McCausland, former Dean of the Army War College] that I’ll sit down and I’ll teach him a couple of things.” (10/27/16, ABC interview) link
Military expert’s response: “I can’t wait to sit down with Mr. Trump and hear what he has to teach me about military strategy. I’m happy to compare my record of over 45 years working in national security affairs with his any time.” (10/27/16, statement posted to Dickinson College website) link


Know More about ISIS
Know more about ISIS than the generals… “I know more about ISIS than the generals do. Believe me.” (11/13/15, Ft. Dodge, IA) link


Made a Lot of Sacrifices
I’ve made a lot of sacrifices.
George Stephanopoulos: “[Khizr Khan] says “you have sacrificed nothing and no one…How would you answer [Khan], what sacrifice have you made for your country?”
Trump: “I think I’ve made a lot of sacrifices. I’ve worked very, very hard. I’ve created thousands and thousands of jobs, tens of thousands of jobs.”
Stephanopoulos: “Those are sacrifices?”
Trump: “Oh sure, I think they’re sacrifices.”
(7/30/17, ABC News with George Stepanopoulos) link


McCain not War Hero
McCain not a war hero. “He’s [John McCain] not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured, OK, I hate to tell you.” (7/18/15, Ames, IA, Family Summit Conference) link


Soldiers Crooked as Hell
Soldiers crooked as hell “Iraq, crooked as hell. How about bringing baskets of money? Millions and millions of dollars and handing it out? I want to know, who are the soldiers that had that job because I think they’re living very well right now, whoever they may be.” (6/14/16, Greensboro, NC) link


Suggests Gold Star Widow is a Liar
Trump’s response to Myeshia Johnson – “I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, and spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation!” (10/23/17, Twitter @RealDonaldTrump) link
Myeshia Johnson, widow of Sgt. La David Johnson – “[The President] goes on to say…’he know what he signed up for but it hurts anyways.’ I was, it made me cry because I was very angry at the tone of his voice and how he said it. He couldn’t remember my husband’s name. The only way he remembered my husband’s name was because he told me he had my husband’s report in front of him. And that was when he actually said ‘La David.’ I heard him stumbling on trying to remember my husband’s name. And that hurt me the most because if my husband is out here here fighting for our country and he risk his life for our country, why can’t you remember his name? And that’s what made me upset and cry even more because my husband was an awesome soldier.” (10/23/17, interview on ABC News) link