I am a Marine, an Iraq War Veteran, and most importantly, an American. And I reject and condemn any and all forms of white supremacy, Nazism, and fascism.
With the exception of the parts about serving his country, I can’t for the life of me understand why that is so difficult for Donald Trump to say.
Hundreds of thousands of Americans gave their lives fighting the hateful ideologies that fueled yesterday’s protests and subsequent violence in Virginia. The president dishonors their memories with his “many sides” response to yesterday’s domestic terrorist attack.
We are going to fight this president tooth and nail. We are going to elevate the voices of veterans who are willing to speak out against his domestic policies, his foreign policy, and his hateful ideology. But we can’t do it alone:
I watched in horror as people were walking around Virginia yesterday wearing MAGA hats, waving Nazi flags, and carrying assaults weapons. In broad daylight. We have to be better than this, but as long as Donald Trump is president, I fear we will not be.
If Trump really wanted to Make America Great Again, he’d take the first and most important step toward that goal: he’d resign today.
Iraq War Veteran and Director of Government Relations