Donald Trump has demanded that Fox News fire Jennifer Griffin after she confirmed a report in the Atlantic which suggested he had mocked and belittled war veterans.
The politically explosive report, published on Thursday, claimed that the president called U.S. military heroes killed in battle ‘losers’ and ‘suckers’ – and turned down a trip to visit U.S. war dead in France due to the rain.
The president said in a tweet that the Fox News story ‘did not confirm the most salacious part’ of the Atlantic’s report that he had called First and Second World War veterans ‘losers’ and had skipped visiting the graves of American soldiers because he didn’t want the rain to ruin his hair.
But Jennifer Griffin did say that Trump called US Army veterans ‘suckers’, had not wanted wounded soldiers included in military parades because ‘it was not a good look’ and had not wanted to honor American war dead at Aisne-Marne Cemetery outside Paris.
Fox News, the Washington Post and Associated Press were among the news outlets to all confirm the Atlantic’s reporting on Friday.
Trump was so enraged by Fox News’ reporting, confirming the story, that he demanded the journalist Griffin be fired.
Here is Jennifer Griffin on Fox News:
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) September 4, 2020
Visit Daily Mail for more on this story.