Thursday, former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has fired back against a piece by “The Atlantic” claiming President Trump said disrespectful things about military veterans.
The piece claims Trump called Americans who died in war “losers” and “suckers” and asked “Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s filled with losers.”
In a pair of tweets, Sanders wrote “The Atlantic story on @realDonaldTrump is total BS. I was actually there and one of the people part of the discussion – this never happened.”
She continued “I have sat in the room when our President called family members after their sons were killed in action and it was heart-wrenching…”
“These were some of the moments I witnessed the President show his heart and demonstrate how much he respects the selfless and courageous men and women of our military. I am disgusted by this false attack.” she added.
Alyssa Farah, a White House spokesperson, also emailed the Atlantic and wrote “This report is false. President Trump holds the military in the highest regard. He’s demonstrated his commitment to them at every turn: delivering on his promise to give our troops a much needed pay raise, increasing military spending, signing critical veterans reforms, and supporting military spouses. This has no basis in fact.”