Trump dishonors veterans and their sacrifices for the country

Posted 19 June 2024 at 6:51 am


I am a combat Vietnam veteran. I swore an oath to the Constitution of the United States and I physically defended this country with my life. As a combat veteran it offends me, angers me when people support a candidate who gave classified material to Russia, putting our national security at risk.

Mr. Trump stated that he takes the word of Vladimir Putin over the entire U.S. intelligence apparatus. Think about that for a minute. A candidate who takes the word of a murderous Russian dictator over the thousands of Americans who swore an oath to protect and defend the United States. Those are facts. You can verify those facts. Mr. Trump has repeatedly demonstrated contempt for our national security.

Mr. Trump refused to visit the gravesite of American heroes, calling those heroes “losers and suckers” and he has insulted Gold-Star families. Yet, he saluted a North Korean General.

This shows how little Mr. Trump respects those who defend our freedoms. The men I served with in Vietnam, the men that gave their life and limbs for the freedoms we enjoy were not “losers or suckers,” they were heroes. They believed in the idea of America and they fought for that idea.

Please don’t vote those freedoms away by voting for an individual who dishonors our Constitution and those who defended it. Thank you.

William Fine