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!"
The “losers & suckers” statement on dead military heroes has been proven to be a total fabrication and lie. IT WAS… https://t.co/AKmQBFYqNE— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1606325982.0
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.
Not sure why the president is tweeting about this now but I will note in the past 24 hours I’ve noticed that voting… https://t.co/tiMmaG7d8y— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@Yashar Ali 🐘)1606326123.0
“Welcome to the roaring 20’s” I mutter to myself, staring out the window while hiding from people and avoiding fami… https://t.co/wdUqUp42BP— Ayan Chatterjee (@Ayan Chatterjee)1606327404.0
@realDonaldTrump "Welcome to the roaring 20’s!" And 23-Skidoo to you, too! 🤪— Scarlet Tanager (@Scarlet Tanager)1606326437.0
@realDonaldTrump We stand by our reporting. https://t.co/qrPFhKQ5Vr— Adrienne LaFrance (@Adrienne LaFrance)1606326485.0
A reminder: the @AP was able to confirm the @TheAtlantic story — here’s my dispatch from September:… https://t.co/UIR8fq1Rud— James LaPorta (@James LaPorta)1606326486.0
For some unknown reason, Donald Trump wants to keep talking about this story (in which, among other things, he's qu… https://t.co/HRRvwomOnx— Jeffrey Goldberg (@Jeffrey Goldberg)1606328427.0
@realDonaldTrump Is it Festivus already?— southpaw (@southpaw)1606326369.0
@realDonaldTrump Well the military got your message loud and clear https://t.co/oMRgaq5kul— whamish2.0 (@whamish2.0)1606326422.0
Whatever, loser https://t.co/y3CAFsRve0— Jennifer Hayden (@Jennifer Hayden)1606326303.0
why is "welcome to the roaring 20s" so funny to me— rachel syme (@rachel syme)1606327541.0
@realDonaldTrump The real “Losers and Suckers” are your base if they really think the election was “Rigged” without… https://t.co/rEThQ9QUpN— Linda (@Linda)1606327019.0
@realDonaldTrump Donald J. Trump on air, taped, regarding John McCain's 5 and 1/2 years as a POW “He’s not a war he… https://t.co/baRTIbSzvv— Stevens (@Stevens)1606328237.0
@realDonaldTrump Sir, please do not let it come to this. In 56 days you will be allowed to come out of the bunker a… https://t.co/NGS9gx89tm— Josh Marshall (@Josh Marshall)1606327697.0
@realDonaldTrump We've done this already. Have you any new material? https://t.co/mVghjdqmgS— Don Moynihan (@Don Moynihan)1606326213.0