A U.S. Army veteran bl*wn up on his fourth tour of Ir*q has asked cri*ics of Donald Trump to stop using his likeness to illustrate the president’s reported comments about ‘l*sers’ and ‘s*kers’.
Bobby Henline, who spent 13 years in the army, was the only surv!vor of five soldiers whose vehicle went over an IED in April 2007.
Henline, 49, undergone bu*ns on 40 percent of his body and his head was bu*ned down to the sk*ll. He now works as a comedian and motivational speaker.
But following the contr*versy of the September 3 Atlantic article, in which Trump was acc*sed of mo*king veterans, Henline found his image was being used to illustrate posts about the reported comments.
‘I’m just so irr!tated that they put my image up there because now it looks like the president called me a l*ser,’ he told Fox News. ‘And they’re using that to sell something that they believe in for their ag-enda. ‘It’s not fair to put us [veterans] as props in the middle of all that.’
He said the use of his image was ‘ri*iculous’, and said he was convinced Trump did not make the remarks attributed to him. Trump has denied ever saying the remarks. ‘I really believe the president didn’t say this,’ Henline said.
‘Them taking that well-recognized photo and using it for their age-nda and changing veterans’ minds, thinking the president talks to them like that is ri*iculous.’ And I believe it worked. And that’s why I want to get it taken down because it shouldn’t be working.
‘People need to hear the truth. That’s my image. And it should not be up there speaking for me,’ Henline said he was irr!tated at being dra*ged into the political st*rm.’ Go on what you have with facts,’ Henline said.’ If you don’t have the power to win on your own merits, that you have to tear down your opp*nent, there is a problem there.’
The report, published by the Atlantic on Thursday, credits four separate military sources and cla!ms that Trump canceled a visit to Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris in November 2018 because he was worried about his hair would be di*eveled by the rain.
In a conversation with senior staff before the planned visit, Trump reportedly asked a!des: ‘Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s filled with l*sers.’ During the same trip, the president so-calling later referred to the more than 1,800 Marines who lost their lives in the Ba*tle of Belleau Wood in France as ‘s*kers’ for getting ki*led.
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