US President Donald Trump salutes a US marine after arriving on the South Lawn of the White House on Marine One in June 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE
US President Donald Trump salutes a US marine after arriving on the South Lawn of the White House on Marine One in June 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE

Donald Trump on defensive as critics seize on reports that he called fallen US veterans ‘losers’

  • President cancelled visit to graves of US soldiers in France in 2018, reportedly spending time picking out artwork to ship back to White House instead
  • Attacks on Trump’s ‘disrespect’ for US military – a key Republican constituency – threaten his re-election hopes in November

US President Donald Trump salutes a US marine after arriving on the South Lawn of the White House on Marine One in June 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE
US President Donald Trump salutes a US marine after arriving on the South Lawn of the White House on Marine One in June 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE
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