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VoteVets ad hits Trump on ‘loser’ comments

 ·  Ryan Teague Beckwith, Bloomberg   ·   Link to Article

A liberal political action committee aimed at veteran voters already has an ad up hitting Trump over reports published late Thursday that he belittled the nation’s war dead.

The minute-long video features parents of military members killed in action pushing back on remarks, which Trump has denied, reported in The Atlantic and confirmed in part by the Washington Post and the Associated Press, that he said a cemetery with World War I veterans in France was “filled with losers.” Both articles cited unnamed sources.

“My son is not a loser,” says the mother of Sgt. James Ayube II, who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2010. “My message to Donald Trump is this: You have no right being the commander-in-chief.”

A father says that his son died “honorably serving his country” something another parent says “Donald Trump will never understand.” The father of Lance Cpl. Jesus Suarez Del Solar, who was killed in Iraq, says in Spanish that Trump does not know what it is to sacrifice.

A recent poll by Military Times and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families showed a plurality backed Biden over Trump, a reversal from 2016, when Trump had a significant edge over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the same poll.