Trump ridiculed for randomly reviving months-old scandal: 'The real suckers and losers are your base'
President Donald Trump takes a moment before taking the stage during a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 29, 2017. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley)

President Donald Trump revived the "suckers and losers" scandal as he continues to challenge his election loss to Joe Biden.


The president reportedly smeared U.S. military service members, according to numerous sources who had heard him question why anyone would sign up for duty, and his approval dipped among active-duty troops ahead of the election.

"The 'losers & suckers' statement on dead military heroes has been proven to be a total fabrication and lie," Trump tweeted Wednesday. "IT WAS NEVER MADE! The 'anonymous' fabricator, who is a major sleaze, went forward with the lie despite 25 strong witnesses to the contrary. Welcome to the roaring 20’s!"

It's not clear why Trump chose to tweet about the months-old reports, or what he meant by the "roaring 20s," but other Twitter users had some ideas.