A 1919 painting of the “Wheatfield Charge” of the 6th Marines at Belleau Wood. The paining was done in 1919. 259 Marines started in the Charge. 19 finished at Boureges. Overall there were almost 10,000 American Marine casualties in the Battle of Belleau Wood, France. Over 1800 of those were deaths, many of whom were buried there.
Legend has it that our German enemies, at the time, said that the Americans fought as if possessed. And thusly the Germans were said to call them Devil Dogs or Hell Hounds.
And now we learn that the current Commander in Chief of the US military, called them suckers or losers.
That was earlier this year when he was scheduled to honor them by attending a ceremony at the cemetery there. But the t rump was afraid that the rain that day would mess up his hair. But to justify not attending, he lied and said that neither the helicopter nor his limo could take him there, safely. And privately he said to some of his attendants that the soldiers buried there were losers and suckers, anyway.
The t rump can’t fathom patriotism because he is fundamentally unAmerican. He cannot fathom the idea of personal sacrifice for others. Hence the only patriotism that he can portray is fake, like his hugging and otherwise fondling of the Flag whenever he gets the chance.
But for someone who is all about themselves, it seems a perfectly consistent philosophy to consider soldiers who give their life or health for their country, to be losers and suckers.