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Letter to the editor: Trump ignores 76 American deaths on his watch, Brunswick Beacon

Ducking every presidential debate, Donald “Duck” Trump appears instead with friendly interviewers who lob softball questions and don’t challenge his lies. On January 13 Fox News obliged and Trump served up a couple of whoppers.

First, Trump bragged, “I had no wars. I’m the only president in 72 years, I didn’t have any wars.” That’s doubly false. Jimmy Carter had no wars: no soldier died in combat during his presidency. It’s also false because Trump had 65 combat deaths, compared to 16 under Biden. Trump rewrote history over the dead bodies of troops he sent to Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria, just to make himself look better. 

Second, bragging about his travel ban on Muslim countries, Trump falsely claimed, “We had no terrorist attacks at all during my four years.” This time, Trump rewrote history over the dead bodies of 11 Americans killed and 20 more injured by Islamic terrorists under Trump.

On October 31, 2017, Sayfullo Saipov deliberately drove a truck through a bicycle path in NYC, crashed into a school bus, killed 8 people and injured 12.

On December 6, 2019 a Saudi Royal Air Force trainee at Pensacola Naval Air Station opened fire in a classroom killing 3, wounding 8.

On May 21, 2020, Adam Alsahi crashed through a perimeter gate at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas and shot a Navy police officer who only survived thanks to his ballistic vest. 

President Biden doesn’t need to rewrite history. There have been 49 fewer combat deaths than under Trump and no Islamic terrorism fatalities in the US during Biden’s presidency.

Like all bullies, Trump has ducked responsibility his entire life. To make himself look better, Trump ignored the deaths of 11 Americans killed by Islamic terrorists during his presidency and 65 American troops he put in harm’s way. Someone who ducks responsibility for 76 dead Americans on his watch is unfit to be Commander-in-Chief.

Ron Veronese

Holden Beach


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