Trump said U.S. soldiers injured and killed in war were 'losers,' magazine reports - 2020-09-04
Meadows said Thursday that Trump had wanted to attend the ceremony but that bad weather prevented him from flying there, and a two-hour search for a motorcade was unsuccessful. Two officials on the trip, including former press secretary Sarah Sanders, disputed that the president's reason for not attending the ceremony was his distaste for those killed in war.
But critics at the time speculated he was simply not up for the visit. The weather and traffic did not keep Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron from visiting other sites around the capital.
But Trump allegedly asked senior staff members, "Why should I go to that cemetery? It's filled with losers," according to the Atlantic article. He also referred to the 1,800 Marines who died as "suckers" for getting killed, the Atlantic reported.