By Marlene Lenthang For Dailymail.com
Published: 14:38 BST, 6 September 2020 | Updated: 14:41 BST, 6 September 2020
Captain 'Sully' Sullenberger III launched a scathing Twitter rant denigrating President Donald Trump and urging the military and Americans to 'vote him out' following a report that the president called dead war heroes and veterans 'losers and suckers'.
Sullenberger rose to fame for his 'Miracle on the Hudson' emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 on January 15, 2009.
The former Air Force pilot and captain, who retired as a commercial pilot in 2010, is now using his voice to denounce Trump's time in office.
'I am a veteran. I volunteered for military service during wartime. So did my father. His generation saved the world from fascism,' Sully tweeted Friday.
'For the first time in American history, a president has repeatedly shown utter and vulgar contempt and disrespect for those who have served and died serving our country,' he added.
Captain 'Sully' Sullenberger III launched a scathing Twitter rant denigrating President Donald Trump and urging the military and Americans to 'vote him out' on Friday
The Atlantic published a damning report late Thursday where sources alleged Donald Trump called dead war heroes and veterans 'losers' and 'suckers' and he refused to visit a veteran cemetery in France in 2018 because he didn't want to pay his respects
His Twitter thread came one day after The Atlantic published their damning report on Trump's disparaging comments on veterans and soldiers.
Sullenberger stressed that Trump is not fit to hold office and urged his more than 120,000 followers to vote in the upcoming election.
'While I am not surprised, I am disgusted