President Trump today sought to downplay the controversy over alleged disparaging comments he made about US Marines buried in a cemetery in France following the Battle of Belleau Wood during WWI.
“If what I said was so bad, the suckers and losers who didn’t get killed at Belleau Wood would be kicking up a storm about it about it.”
But, as Trump went on the explain to his base, nobody who survived has complained to him.
“Not a single tweet – nothing!”
He described the story as faux outrage similar to the stories that describe him as a racist.
“If they were true don’t you think Frederick Douglass would be having words with me?”
His explanation has satisfied the segment of his supporters who expressed discomfort that he would insult dead marines.
“If they don’t feel moved to object then that’s good enough for us.”