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Veterans Group Releases Anti-Trump Video That’s Breaking the Internet, ‘Traitor Trump, Who Is the Enemy?’
We have seen so many powerful ads and memes hit social media in the effort to defeat Trump, the greatest threat to democracy, and the rule of law, that the United States has seen since bombs fell on Fort Sumter. They all hit unique points, some educate, all are powerful, and some make the viewer see things in a new light.
But who puts out the video matters, too. The Lincoln Project is brilliant, in part, because they are pros with a ton of experience. Meidas Touche always has legitimacy because they are amateurs new to the scene, motivated by nothing more than wanting to make a difference as citizens. But now we have a video and meme from “Vote Vets.” This is different, this comes from people who have put their lives on the line with the flag on their shoulder, the people who saw some give all to keep the U.S. free. Their message is the most powerful because it comes with unquestionable legitimacy. These people did what Trump did everything to avoid.
So when our best, our veterans, see Russia paying the Taliban to send dead American bodies back to American families, with Trump doing nothing to stop it while also inviting Russia to the G8, they see it as traitorous. Trump’s actions not in the criminal definition of treason, but it’s definitely criminal dereliction of duty. And no, our vets aren’t persuaded by the “He didn’t know,” excuse. It is Trump’s job to know and watch out for the best Americans. Trump failed, and the group with the most credibility must now ask for all of us, “Who is the real enemy?” The question, and the answer, is breaking Twitter.
— VoteVets (@votevets) June 28, 2020
We are stunned silent, and it seems disrespectful to think we could add anything.
But we’ll add some responses to give you a flavor of its power:
As a three time combat wounded veteran of this war who now has sons serving in theater, this just disgusts me. What disgust me more is the radical right wing fringe that supports this BS or tries to defend it by sitting silent.
— James (@james261968) June 28, 2020
In the past 72 hours we've learned:
1. Trump knew Putin was hunting our soldiers.
2. Putin successfully killed our soldiers.
3. The Admin. knowingly sold faulty anti-body testing kits.
4. COVID-19 had its largest ever single day cases.
5. Trump tweeted a "white power" video.
— Mark James (@MarkJam92731126) June 28, 2020
Trump has deliberately distorted the report on the Russian “ bounty “ program in Afghanistan when he says “. He was not briefed or told about Russians killing Americans in Afghanistan “. The program was Russians paying bounty to Taliban to kill Americans.
— John Cavanaugh (@jjcomaha) June 28, 2020
Below, it breaks my damn heart:
Trump salutes West Point graduates whilst knowing Russia had bounties out on our soldiers. He did that. pic.twitter.com/3lzmw7lNl0
— (((Just Justice))) 💔🌊 (@littlejackie66) June 28, 2020
"Putin & I discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit so that election hacking, & many other negative things, will be guarded." Donald J. Trump
— Tony! Renner! (@TonyRenner) June 28, 2020
This ad is incredibly powerful. Please try to air it in all swing states.
— L R J (@maui_luvs_me) June 28, 2020
I am honored and proud to have served my country. @realDonaldTrump is a disgrace to anyone who has worn, or currently wears the uniform and is NOT worthy of the position he holds.#TraitorTrump #TRE45ON pic.twitter.com/tzFMSXOkiA
— Chris P Bacon, Ph.D. 😷 (@TrumpIsUnstable) June 28, 2020
Republicans also failed to condemn Russian for bounties.
— Denise Wu (@denisewu) June 28, 2020
We are humbled. Thank you vote vets.
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