Conservative rips Trump for disrespecting veterans: 'No understanding of what soldiers do or the honor code by which they live'
President Donald Trump closeup portrait while delivering a speech at a campaign rally at the Mohegan Sun Arena. (Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com)

Washington Post columnist Max Boot was outraged by President Donald Trump's decision to skip a tribute to soldiers who died in World War I on Saturday.


In a new column, the conservative rips Trump's pattern of disrespect toward veterans.

"It seems that soldiers who were captured aren’t the only ones that President Trump doesn’t like. He also apparently doesn’t care much for the ones who died for their country," he writes.

Boot mocked Trump for refusing to take a 55-mile car ride to the cemetery, instead sitting in his hotel room watching TV.

"It’s not as if he didn’t sacrifice anything, however. Odds are that his room didn’t have Fox News. So he was probably reduced to watching CNN all afternoon. If the New York dating scene was Trump’s personal Vietnam, this was his personal Verdun," Boot writes. "He has no understanding of what soldiers do or the honor code by which they live."