‘Suckers and Losers’: Trump Demands Biden Take Down Attack Ad Showing Him Insulting Dead Soldiers

By: Alex Trent | Published: Jun 11, 2024

Former President Donald Trump has taken offense to a recent attack ad run against him by his presidential opponent Joe Biden. The ad framed Trump as calling dead soldiers “suckers and losers” in the wake of the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

In comments responding to the ad, Trump accuses his opponents of fabricating stories and that only a “psycho” would have made such a statement.

Trump’s Comments

On Sunday at a rally in Las Vegas, Trump railed against the ad, claiming the episode is “made up.”

Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Las Vegas on June 9, 2024.

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“[Biden] said I stood over graves of soldiers and I said: ‘These people are suckers and losers, the dead soldiers from World War I,’’ Trump said. “These are sick people.”


Biden’s Ad

Joe Biden posted the ad on the social media platform X, captioning it with the phrase “Donald Trump doesn’t know a d*mn thing about service to his country.”

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The ad features sad piano music and quotes from Donald Trump, with one reading “Why should I go to [Aisne-Marne American] cemetery? It’s filled with losers.” Biden’s X post was seen over 3.5 million times.

Response to Biden’s Ad

The X post by Biden received nearly 22,000 comments, with many Trump supporters accusing Biden of outright lying.

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“This is a debunked lie. Trump literally never said that. Joe Biden called soldiers “stupid b*stards” “slow” and “dull” to their faces on video. Biden is the one who doesn’t know a d*mn thing about service to this country. He has f*cked over our soldiers by giving Afghanistan to the Taliban and by having the lowest recruitment numbers in modern history,” said X user Philip Anderson in a post that got nearly 3,000 likes.

Skepticism of Fake Allegations

Other commenters were confused by people mad that Biden was using Trump’s own words against him, feeling like Trump is at least somewhat guilty of disparaging the United States military from time to time.

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“So let me get this right. The things that Trump said which I actually heard him actually say on national television is incorrect and I’m supposed to believe that he didn’t mean to say that?” one X user wrote.

People Who Are Captured

One Donald Trump quote in the ad referenced a statement that the former President made to the now-deceased Republican Senator John McCain.

John McCain speaks at to a crowd in 2013.

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In 2015 Trump attacked McCain’s military service saying “He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”


Fabricating Stories

Trump at the Las Vegas rally accused his political opponents of a constant tactic of fabricating stories about him as their way of trying to get elected.

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“Unless you’re a psycho or a crazy person or a very stupid person, who would say that, anyway?” Trump said.


Persistent Allegation

During his speech, Trump expressed frustration at the persistent allegation against him that he insulted America’s troops, talking about how he was advised to ignore the allegation but he feels unable to.

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“It just never goes away, I gotta mention it,” Trump told his supporters. “I don’t like mentioning it. But for me to say ‘suckers and losers’ about people that died in World War I in front of military people? It’s not a possibility you could say a thing like that.”


Rebuking on Social Media

Not content with correcting the record just to his supporters in person, Trump also took to the social media platform Truth Social to correct the record online as well.

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“Obviously, I never said that dead Soldiers are “losers and suckers.” Who would say such a thing? It was MADE UP DISINFORMATION by Radical Left Democrats, and Trump Haters, working with a failing Magazine, just like Russia, Russia, Russia, Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine, FISA Fraud, 51 Intel Agents, and so much more,” Trump wrote.


Fascist Scum

In the Truth Social post, Trump accuses his critics of being “fascist scum” whose achievements cannot compare to how he has personally helped the US military.

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“Anytime you see that despicable FAKE statement used, remember that it comes from the FASCIST SCUM that is destroying our Country. Nobody has done more for the Military than Donald J. Trump – I completely Rebuilt it, and added SPACE FORCE to boot! VOTE FOR TRUMP – MAGA2024!,” said the post.


Take Down the Ad

In another Truth Social post, Trump demands that Biden take down his attack ad, which he characterizes as fake.

President Joe Biden in a suit and sunglasses speaking in front of a podium.

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“The Military hates Crooked Joe, and all of the failure he represents. Take down the Fake Ad, Joe, and stop the unprecedented Weaponization of “Justice” against your Political Opponent. You are destroying our Country!” Trump said in a Truth Social post.


Firing Back

On Monday, Trump hit back against Biden’s ad with an attack ad of his own. In a 4-minute clip posted to his Truth Social, Biden is portrayed as calling people who sign up for the military to serve as “suckers.”

Donald Trump talking into a microphone with his hand in the air in 2016.

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“Biden Hates the Military!” Trump’s caption of the post read.