Just before New Year’s Eve 2017, President Trump told The New York Times’ Michael Schmidt:

“Another reason that I’m going to win another four years is because newspapers, television, all forms of media will tank if I’m not there because without me, their ratings are going down the tubes. Without me, The New York Times will indeed be not the failing New York Times, but the failed New York Times. So they basically have to let me win.”

Whether or not that’s the case, the media do seem to be intentionally attacking Trump in an ineffective way. The latest fusillade -- that Trump disparaged fallen troops -- is believed exclusively by people who already detest Trump, but by no one else.

Their proof: THREE SEPARATE MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS HAVE CONFIRMED THE STORY! Yes, all with anonymous sources. Why shouldn’t we assume it’s the same guy who talked to The Atlantic, then “confirmed” his own story to the other news outlets? We were looking for something more along the lines of an actual person stepping forward and saying, I was there. I heard the president call dead troops “losers.”

Of all the lies to tell about Trump, at least this one gets a “10” for difficulty.

If anything, Trump is too smitten with the military. He was so impressed with himself for loading up his Cabinet with generals! He bragged about it constantly as if no president had ever done anything so macho. One lonely voice warned him during the transition that he wasn’t getting any Pattons, but the president is more inclined to believe what he saw in a movie than blindingly obvious truths.

And the truth is, we can’t have manly generals anymore because generals are confirmed by the U.S. Senate, which includes Democrats. While Republican senators want to know if the nominee is respected by the troops, whether he’s shown tactical brilliance in battle and so on, the Democrats just want to know things like: What steps has the nominee taken to promote women and transgenders in the military?

That’s how we ended up with coxcombs like Gen. Jim Mattis, who required his troops to take “cultural sensitivity training” before deploying. Known to himself as “Mad Dog” and to others as “Chihuahua,” Mattis desperately wants all reporters to know that he carries a copy of Marcus Aurelius’ “Meditations” with him into war zones.

Trump was tickled pink about “my generals,” until they all began behaving the way any sane, sentient person knew they would. They attacked the president in exchange for fawning media coverage and rushed to the press to denounce any suggestion of the possibility that America not be in as many wars as possible, at all times.

Trump’s National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster actually invoked the Holocaust in opposing Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria, where we’d already bombed innocents based on (it later turned out) false reports of the Assad regime using nerve gas.

If journalists cared to showcase some Trump-adjacent callousness toward the troops, they’d quote Don Jr.’s book “Triggered.” Junior described driving through Arlington National Cemetery the day before the inauguration. Seeing the graves and thinking of all that these men sacrificed, he was reminded of the sacrifices made by his own family:

“In that moment, I also thought of all the attacks we’d already suffered as a family, and about all the sacrifices we’d have to make to help my father succeed -- voluntarily giving up a huge chunk of our business and all international deals to avoid the appearance that we were ‘profiting off the office.’” (My emphasis.)

But no, journalists would rather show off to one another with histrionic accusations than come up with a plausible story.

Remember the last time “Trump” and “military” were used in the same sentence? In 2018, Trump said he’d like to throw a big military parade down Pennsylvania Avenue, and the media responded with their usual cool reasonableness.

“It smacks of something you see in a totalitarian country.” -- Douglas Brinkley, Rice University, quoted in The Washington Post, Feb. 6, 2018

“(L)arge-scale military spectacles -- think of North Korea’s Kim Jong Un -- are usually the purview of isolated autocratic leaders and dictatorships.” -- Slate, Feb. 7, 2018

“Trump’s military parade: Straight out of the fascist playbook” -- Salon, Feb. 8, 2018

If I were trying to defeat Trump, my argument would be something like: “He betrayed his voters.” “He turned the United States presidency over to his pea-brained son-in-law.” But our constitutionally protected guardians of democracy are going with: Trump is either a fascist who loves the military, or he hates the military. Whichever. Your choice.

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23merkaba

The temper tantrum leftists are starting fires because low IQ people tend to destroy things to feel powerful. I'm going to put some of Lil Bobby's quotes in my new book "The Psychology of the Happy Slave, the Success Stories of Operation Mockingbird".

BigBob

Who is "Lil Bobby?" Be sure and let us know when your book is published. Actually why not share with us the hundreds of rejection letters you get, because they will be more readily available than any "book" you might come up with.

simon1dog

I converted six Democrats to Republicans this past weekend. It wasn't hard for them to see the light even with all this smoke :-)

BigBob

With very little effort I convinced 14 actual veteran senior citizens that supporting trump would see the end of their Social Security, Medicare and the Postal Service. They profusely thanked me for giving them the facts about what a disaster any additional time under the lying, con-man would be for our nation.

CVA-42

Tell the truth BB. You couldn't convince anyone of anything.

BigBob

And you think simple simon could? I have convinced many people that you're a fool - but that was easy, just CnP your prattle.

IcePick

Mr BoB All due respect 14 men all knew they were looking at a complete lunatic and just had to agree with you be quiet.. We all know after 15 mins of listening your cult like seance people will agree to dam near anything... They could have a better time talking to a couple Hare Krishna's!

BigBob

Who is "M Bob?" You truly are one sad, pathetic little loser aren't you? Come back when trump loses and we'll try to make you feel better about your stupid decisions over the past four years or will you be one of those who will deny ever supporting the con-man?

BigBob

Additional clarification is needed as to why people can be convinced trump is the wrong way to go for the future of our nation. When talking with those who support the fool the following points will usually awaken their common sense –

Using trump’s own words about his feelings towards our military and veterans – “suckers” and “losers” – will convince actual veterans, fake veterans can never accept the truth.

Showing how trump is working towards the Republicans decades long efforts to destroy Social Security and Medicare will make recipients of those programs sit-up and take notice.

The attempts to eliminate the USPS and privatize it will prove to those who dislike the postal service that paying $12 to $15 to mail a letter is beyond stupid.

Showing the evidence that trump knew COVID-19 was a danger to our nation while he lied about it being a “hoax” and “going away by summer” resulted in the deaths of 195,000 Americans with thousands more dying as I post can wake up even the dumbest trump supporter.

More evidence of Russian interference in our upcoming election makes every trump supporter suspicious as a tool of Putin.

Evidence provided in a calm, reasoned manner is all of the proof sane people need to realize backing trump is just wrong!

deaton

“clarification is needed as to why people can be convinced trump is the wrong way to go for” “When talking with those who support the” (President) (BigBob, 9/16/2020) “Be nasty, insult their intelligence, insult their families, call them names, disparage there religion, make fun of there veteran status, be condescending, overbearing, loud, profane, and most of all be VISCOUS! It gets them every time! (BigBob’s political playbook)

With 47 days, 12 hours left, BigBob’s “flop sweat” is everywhere! Go for it rovR**! That’s the ticket! #Re-elect45! [thumbup][huh][tongue][love] Deaton

BigBob

Due to the Republicans attempts to suppress the vote, mucking about with our postal system and usual voter fraud it will be 15 November before Joe Biden will be declared as president elect. That will signal a new beginning as President Biden begins restoring out nation to the greatness we knew before the com-man and hi grifter family, under the direction of Putin, tried to destroy us. Enjoy the change trumpers - you're going to be nothing more than an ugly footnote in history.

deaton

It’s amazing how you can string so many lies, insults, mis-spellings, propaganda and stupidity into one long, run-on sentence, BigBob? You being the spelling and grammar Cop, disgraceful [thumbdown][huh][sad] Deaton

CVA-42

I sure do hope the person that proofreads all his books and articles gets paid by the miss-spelled words. That person is making a lot of money.

CVA-42

' nothing more than an ugly footnote in history.'

Here ya go, talking about Hillary.

BigBob

Oh, fan! Why do insist upon making a fool out of yourself? As you well know I made no reference to Mrs Clinton, I was talking exclusively about Republican fools who still support the lying, cheating, thieving, low-life currently in our White House. And when you are all deemed irrelevant it will be funny to try and find a single person who will admit to supporting him - much like the Nixon supporters who crawled under any available rock when he quit o save his pension.

Vince Gors

WHO?

BigBob

WHAT?

simon1dog

President Trump loves his troops. Democrat leaning leftist reporters are "trying" to create fake news that he doesn't. Smart Americans see right through this. It's the dullard uninformed crowd that can't. Case closed :-)

BigBob

Yes trump "loves his troops." Unfortunately "his troops" consist of brain-washed fools who insist upon voting against their own best interests and have no problem with losing their Social Security, Medicare, Post Office and being lied to about the COVID-19.

And sadly most of all trump has no respect, let alone love, for our military and our veterans.

And it is obvious reading the comments from the "dullard uninformed" they know President Biden will be leading our nation back to greatness next year and they will be tossed on the trash pile of history.

There is no "case" just facts and trumpers hate facts as much as they hate "those" people.

deaton

49 days, 12 hrs. till “dinner is served” can’t wait, “eh rovR**! [thumbup][whistling][love] Deaton

BigBob

WOW, who would believe there would be two things I agree with Coulter about:

1) “Ann Coulter: Extra! Trump, a fascist, hates the troops – September 2022;

2) “The only national emergency is that our president is an idiot” – February 2019

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