Trump and The True Meaning of Sacrifice

Trump rain

We are the Dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved and were loved, and now we lie,

In Flanders fields.

—Canadian soldier John McCrae,
remembering the sacrifice of fellow
World War I troops.

We’re getting drenched.”

—President Trump, noting his own
sacrifice during World War I centennial
observance Sunday.

Read Dana Milbank’s piece at The Washington Post.  Here is a taste:

On Veterans Day, Americans recall the sacrifices of those who served our country.

We think of the bayonet charge of Maine’s 20th Regiment on Little Round Top, the young men battling through rain and poison gas in the Argonne, the soldiers in the frozen Ardennes Forest in the Battle of the Bulge.

And we think of President Trump, battling rain for not one but two days in France this weekend.

Other presidents had made sacrifices. George Washington camped with his frozen troops in Valley Forge. William Henry Harrison died after a two-hour inaugural address in the rain.

But these were as nothing compared with the elements Trump battled in Paris.

Read the rest here.

One thought on “Trump and The True Meaning of Sacrifice

  1. The article in the Post about Trump in France is a cheap shot. As a veteran of the U.S. Army, I can tell you that a lot of ceremonies are scrapped due to weather. For the Post to take a remark Trump made about the weather and use it to attack him is typical of their biased ways. I seriously doubt that the editorial office of the Post is overflowing with combat veterans.


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