Monday, November 14, 2016

To the Veterans Who Voted for the tiny dictator

You know damn fucking well that gutting the VA is high on his list, you selfish motherfuckers.
Donald Trump always says how much he loves Veterans.

Yet, his record shows he fires them for serving, fought to have them not be able to earn a living as street vendors, ridiculed a decorated war hero by saying "I like people who weren't captured", ridiculed a Gold Star family repeatedly and mercilessly, gloated when a man gave him his Purple Heart saying "it was much easier" to get it handed to him and minimized the damage IED's cause by calling them a "little ride upward."

Yeah, he loves the Vets.

Anyways, 3 days after Trump won the Presidential election it would seem fitting for him to honor the veterans in some way, right? Visit Arlington Cemetery while he was in DC meeting President Obama, go to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial or at the very least make some sort of donation or acknowledgement at a VA or Veterans center, right?

Guess how much he did.

Zero. That's right, our president elect loves veterans so much that he completely ignored the one day of the year designated as a day to honor current, past and future members of the military.

At least he sent a tweet written by a staffer that read:
"Today we express our deepest gratitude to all those who have served in our armed forces. #ThankAVet"
Just a tweet. Can you imagine the rage if President Obama did that?


Herbert Phillips said...

I had heard this. Not on any media sites, but from my wife.

Any historical context?

Yellow Dog said...

Not sure what you mean by historical context, but the links above have the news stories and clips of what he said and did in regard to veterans. Gutting the VA is a long-standing right-wing wet dream. They want to privatize it, which means making veterans pay more for shitty care.

The danger is that Trump knows nothing about how government works, so is likely to sign any society-killing bills Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell put on his desk.