PUBLISHED: 02:43, Fri, Sep 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 02:43, Fri, Sep 4, 2020
The president is also accused of opposing the presence of military veterans on military parades as “nobody wants to see that”. Mr Trump, unlike many of his predecessors, never served in the US military.
He received a medical deferment from the Vietnam War draft after bone spurs were reported in his feet.
US magazine the Atlantic alleges that Mr Trump decided not to make a planned visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in France in 2018 in part because he was worried “his hair would become dishevelled in the rain”.
At the time the president’s team claimed the rain made it impossible for his helicopter to fly, whilst the secret service didn’t want him driving to the site.
However, according to the magazine both these claims were inaccurate.
Trump has been accused of calling American war dead "losers" and "suckers" (Image: GETTY)
Trump didn't make a planned visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in 2018 (Image: GETTY)
Over 2,000 Americans killed during World War One are buried at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, a 42-acre site.
Many died during the May 1918 Battle of Chateau-Thierry, one of the first US engagements of the war.
The Atlantic, based on several sources, claims Mr Trump said: “Why should I go to that ceremony? It’s filled with losers.”
The president also reportedly called American troops killed at the Battle of Chateau-Thierry as “suckers” for not managing to survive.
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