Donald Trump 'unleashed vile slurs about Army vet left badly-disabled by IED ... trends now
Former President Donald Trump unleashed a vile tirade at a disabled war hero after the soldier's wheelchair got stuck in the mud at a military event, a bombshell report has claimed.
The alleged incident emerged in a wide-ranging profile in The Atlantic on outgoing Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley, a frequent Trump critic.
It is claimed that at Milley's welcome ceremony after taking the top military job in 2019, Army captain Luis Avila's wheelchair struggled to move after the ground was sodden by overnight rain.
Avila was a five-tour veteran who was blown up in an IED attack in Afghanistan, and was chosen by Milley to sing 'God Bless America' at the event.
After his wheelchair almost toppled, Trump allegedly told Milley - within earshot of several witnesses - 'Why do you bring people like that here? No one wants to see that, the wounded.'
The outburst is among a number of reported incidences of Trump showing a lack of respect for the armed forces, including allegations he branded soldiers who died in action 'losers' and 'suckers.'
President Donald J. Trump greets Army Captain Luis Avila during the Armed Forces Welcome Ceremony in honor of the Twentieth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley at Joint Base Myer in Virginia, USA, 30 September 2019
A bombshell report has claimed that after Trump warmly greeted the Army captain, he berated Milley for inviting the disabled war hero and said 'Why do you bring people like that here? No one wants to see that, the wounded'
The claims emerged in a wide-ranging profile on outgoing Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley (pictured September 19, 2023)
The tirade, it is claimed, occurred soon after Milley accepted the job of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the highest-ranking officer in the US military and the principal military advisor to the president.
At his welcome ceremony at Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall in Arlington, Virginia, the profile details how Milley was given 'an early, and disturbing, insight into Trump’s attitude toward soldiers.'
According to the report, Milley picked Avila to sing 'God Bless America' because he 'represented the heroism, sacrifice, and dignity of wounded soldiers'.
The Army captain lost his leg in an IED attack in Afghanistan, before suffering two heart attacks, two strokes, and brain damage as a result of his injuries.
Army Captain Luis