Guardian: Donald Trump likes to suggest he has got the back of US soldiers battling America’s foes around the world. It was a big theme of his 2016 campaign and his West Point speech earlier this month. So great was his boundless care for America’s fighting men and women, he said, that he would halt the endless, costly foreign wars prosecuted by his predecessors – and bring them home.
In case anyone needs a reminder why Trump sees US troops as "disposable" income. pic.twitter.com/n6tJPGtwFj— DemosCat (@DemosCat) June 29, 2020
Trump does not deny such an intelligence finding was presented in February, or possibly even earlier. When asked why he had not acted on it to save lives, the White House first claimed the intelligence was weak and inconclusive. When that was rebutted, Trump claimed he was not told about it. So which is it?
This clip from #60Minutes shows how @mattgaetz and @TuckerCarlson spread dangerous lies that Trump then amplified at a WH press briefing in a sad attempt to smear Obama. Funding for vital research cut. More time wasted by Trump & Fox News as Americans die. pic.twitter.com/0sErteKt09— Richard Hine (@richardhine) May 11, 2020
Many suspect Trump was intent on appeasing Vladimir Putin, his sinister chum in the Kremlin, who the former British MI6 spy Christopher Steele alleges has some kind of personal or financial hold on the president .