Trump Turned His Back on New Hampshire Veterans, but President Biden Is Fighting for Them

Ahead of President Biden’s visit to New Hampshire, DNC spokesperson Addy Toevs released the following statement: 

“President Biden has always shown up for America’s servicemembers and veterans — from championing the historic PACT Act to expanding and strengthening the Department of Veterans Affairs. In contrast, Donald Trump mocked those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, calling them ‘losers’ and ‘suckers.’ New Hampshire veterans know that there is just one candidate on the ballot who will fight for them instead of tearing them down. In November, they’ll make that choice clear when they send President Biden back to the Oval Office for four more years.” 

Trump and his MAGA minions continually throw veterans and their families under the bus.

The Atlantic: “Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’”

“When President Donald Trump canceled a visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, near Paris, in 2018, he blamed rain for the last-minute decision, saying that ‘the helicopter couldn’t fly’ and that the Secret Service wouldn’t drive him there. Neither claim was true.

“Trump rejected the idea of the visit because he feared his hair would become disheveled in the rain, and because he did not believe it important to honor American war dead, according to four people with firsthand knowledge of the discussion that day. In a conversation with senior staff members on the morning of the scheduled visit, Trump said, ‘Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s filled with losers.’ In a separate conversation on the same trip, Trump referred to the more than 1,800 marines who lost their lives at Belleau Wood as ‘suckers’ for getting killed.”

Military: “Elderly Vets Could Face Benefits Cut Under Trump Budget”

“John Rowan, national president of Vietnam Veterans of America, said the IU cuts and the entire Trump budget proposal would ‘completely abandon many of the most severely disabled veterans of the Vietnam generation and could make thousands of elderly veterans homeless.’

“‘We’re extremely alarmed by this budget proposal, because this is the opposite of what President Trump promised veterans,’ Rowan said.”

President Biden is delivering for New Hampshire veterans and voters, and will continue to empower them in his second term.

New Hampshire Bulletin: “VA reports major uptick in veterans’ care after passage of toxic exposure law”

“Veterans’ care in the United States set all-time records in fiscal year 2023, ‘shattering’ the agency’s performance in previous years, in large part because of an expansion of benefits under the Biden administration, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough said Monday.

“McDonough spoke at the National Press Club less than a week out from Veterans Day and a little over a year after President Joe Biden signed a law that opened benefits eligibility for up to 3.5 million post-9/11 veterans, and for those who served during the Vietnam and Cold War eras.”

New Hampshire Bulletin:Veterans’ health care coverage expanded by Biden administration”

“Biden administration officials said Friday the Department of Veterans Affairs will expand health care coverage for certain groups of veterans and their families and create new programs meant to make care more accessible.

“The administration will also create a new graduate medical education program to help expand health care availability for veterans in rural, tribal and other underserved communities, the department said. And the VA will spend $5 million on an advertising campaign aimed at having more veterans sign up for services.”

The White House: “2.6% unemployment rate in New Hampshire, with 55.8K new jobs created under the Biden Administration including 385 jobs in clean energy.”

The White House: “65.1K individuals in New Hampshire signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act Marketplaces during the Open Enrollment Period for 2023 and will benefit from average savings of about $800/year from lower health care premiums because of the Inflation Reduction Act and American Rescue Plan.”