Howard Dean Slammed Trump
Former Vermont Howard Dean (D) on Friday slammed President Trump. He was so angry at Trump’s misconduct due to negligence in his brother’s case that it came out on Twitter. For reportedly disparaging fallen service members and because of his brother’s capture and execution in the 1970s.
Furthermore, he said, “My brother was captured in Laos in September of 1974 and executed by the North Vietnamese on December 14, 1974. F— you, Donald Trump,” in a tweet.
What Does The Case Say?
This Twitter rant happened because of Dean’s brother, Charles Dean. That was when he and Australian Neil Sharman was captured by Laotian communist militants during a backpacking trip to the country in 1974 and executed later that year.
Moreover, both men were civilians at the time, but the U.S. government classified Charles Dean as a prisoner of war. His remains were repatriated in 2003.
Let me tell you that Trump is receiving a handsome amount of backlash from people. Friday’s comments come as Trump faces backlash after The Atlantic reported that the president cancelled a trip. He was worried his hair would be dishevelled by the rain due to a trip to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris in 2018. Turns out to be insanity, yes it is.
There are also reports that Trump asked senior staff members during a meeting before the planned visit: “Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s filled with losers,” in addition to referring to U.S. Marines who were killed at Belleau Wood during World War I as “suckers” because they died in battle.
Trump vehemently denied the report, calling it “fake news” and a “disgrace.”