Washington – President Donald Trump on Saturday called for the firing of a journalist from the Fox News television network who assured, citing two high-ranking former officials of the administration, that he has considered the Vietnam War “stupid” and has described as “Failures” to the soldiers of their country.
“Jennifer Griffin of Fox News did not confirm the ‘most salacious’ part of the history of (the magazine) Atlantis,” wrote the president on his Twitter, who stressed that everything has been “refuted by many witnesses.”
He added: “Jennifer Griffin should be fired for these kinds of reports. She never called us to make a comment. “RELATED
In a thread of tweets, the Fox News National Security correspondent explained that the two former officials have also confirmed the president’s insults to the Americans who died during World War I.
“According to a former high-ranking official in the Trump Administration, ‘when the president spoke about the Vietnam War he said: It was a stupid war, all those who went were failures,” said the journalist of Fox News, the favorite network of the ruler.
The same source added that he had heard Trump comment on American veterans, “what do you get out of it? They don’t make any money ”.
That same official pointed out that “a character flaw in the president is that he cannot understand why someone would die for his country, it is not worth it.”
On Thursday, The Atlantic magazine published an article, in which it assures that Trump called in 2018 “losers” and “failures” to the Americans who died in World War I, and that he said he did not understand what the citizens of his country gain by go to fight abroad, which has been denied by the president.
The Atlantic Magazine is dying, like most magazines, so they make up a fake story in order to gain some relevance. Story already refuted, but this is what we are up against. Just like the Fake Dossier. You fight and and fight, and then people realize it was a total fraud!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 4, 2020
According to The Atlantic, whose information the AP agency confirmed with a Pentagon source, Trump’s alleged insults occurred during his visit to Paris in November 2018 to participate in the centenary of the armistice of World War I, where more than 116,000 died. American military.
The president had planned to travel during that trip to the Aisne-Marne American cemetery, near Paris, but canceled the visit at the last minute when he assured that his “helicopter could not fly” in the rain that day.
The magazine, which cites four sources familiar with what happened, affirms that the real reasons why Trump suspended the event was because he feared that his hair would ruffle in the rain and because it did not seem important to pay tribute to the Americans killed in the war .
The Fox News journalist read excerpts from the Atlantic article to her sources and noted from them: “The president would say things like that. You don’t know why people join the army. I would think, Why do people do that?
Regarding the trip to France to mark the centenary of the armistice, one of the former officials stressed that Trump “was not in a good mood. (The President of France, Emmanuel) Macron had said something to him that angered him about the reliability of the US and the need, perhaps, for a European Army. “
“He (Trump) asked why he had to go to two cemeteries,” said one of the former officials, quoted by Fox News.
Hours later, Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger, who is part of the Energy and Commerce committees, as well as Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives, intervened in the controversy and defended the journalist.
“She is one of my favorite reporters. Fair and fearless, ”he wrote on Twitter, precisely citing the message published by the president.