Reprinted with permission from Creators.
Among Donald Trump’s favorite stump-speech cliches is insisting on his fervent veneration of our military veterans. He often posts flowery tweets about them too, referring to them as “amazing people” and promising to “take care of the vets” because “we love the vets.” It is a sentiment that almost every politician — or citizen — should be able to utter with perfect sincerity.
Given the insults he has heaped on veterans lately, those words now sound as hollow as any other Trump lie.
Twice in three days, the president decided not to show up at ceremonies honoring American veterans, evidently fearing rain.…