Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential candidate, was confronted by a U.S. Air Force veteran, who criticized him for having approved the Iraq War, saying, “You are disqualified, my friends are dead because of your policies.”
“We wonder why we should vote for someone who voted for the war and allowed a war that killed thousands of our brothers and sisters. Their blood is on your hands,” reiterated the veteran and repeatedly said, “You (Biden) disqualified.”
Donald Trump Jr. posted the video of the man’s claim in one of his tweets. “Wow, an Air Force Vet. calls Biden out for voting for the Iraq War,” tweeted Donald Trump Jr., citing the words of the former Iraqi combatant, from which he added, “We are wondering why we should vote for someone who voted for war & enabled a war that killed thousands of our brothers & sisters? … Their blood is on your hands … My friends are dead because of your policies!”
Wow, an Air Force vet calls Biden out for voting for the Iraq War
"We are wondering why we should vote for someone who voted for a war & enabled a war that killed thousands of our brothers & sisters?…Their blood is on your hands…My friends are dead because of your policies!" pic.twitter.com/3S3E1PrVuu
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 6, 2020
President Donald Trump’s record of support for the military is very strong, and he is supported by military members, even though Democrats recently tried to smear him.
The Atlantic, a Democrat-owned newspaper, published an article based on anonymous sources in which it spread a distorted version of an event that it claimed Trump had insulted American combatants lying in the American Cemetery of Aisne-Marne, in Belleau, northern France.
Trump’s supporters repudiated this article. It generated a wave of protest, even among those team members who were with him when he allegedly insulted the soldiers. Also, 700 more veterans wrote an open letter defending President Trump’s record on behalf of the military.
Another Iraq War veteran, Bobby Henline, whose image was used to illustrate The Atlantic’s controversial article, also came out to disprove Trump’s alleged insults to the military. “I don’t know what Trump said, but I’m sure he didn’t call me a loser. I didn’t hear him call me a loser, so this has to stop. Stop using my image,” Henline said in his tweet.
— Poland Loves Trump 🇵🇱 (@Woj_Pawelczyk) September 7, 2020
President Trump introduced thousands of recruits to the National Guard, reserve, and active-duty units and replaced old tanks, planes, ships, and helicopters with more advanced technology among the Army’s renewal efforts. He also increased military salaries by 2.6 percent, the largest increase in nine years, and authorized billions of dollars for military construction, including family homes, The Associated Press described in a report.
“I think what I’m doing is sticking up for our armed forces. And there’s never been a president that’s going to stick up for them and has, like I have, including the fact that we spent two and a half trillion dollars on rebuilding our armed forces,” the president said at the White House Nov. 25, 2019.