Bobby Henline, who served in the army for 13 years, claims that the Democrats are making up a false narrative & using his likeness for political gain.
One U.S. veteran has spoken out against the critics of Donald Trump for using his image all across social media platforms in response to the President's comments about U.S. soldiers and veterans being 'losers' and 'suckers.' Bobby Henline, who served in the army for 13 years, claims that the Democrats are making up a false narrative and using his likeness for political gain. "I'm just so irritated that they put my image up there because now it looks like the president called me a loser," said the four-tour Iraq War veteran while speaking to Fox News. "And they're using that to sell something that they believe in for their agenda. It's not fair to put us [veterans] as props in the middle of all that," he added.
Henline was the sole survivor of five soldiers whose vehicle tragically went over an IED in April 2007. The 49-year-old suffered burns on 40 percent of his body, including his head that burned down to the skull. He did not let these wounds get the best of him and dedicated his time to spread positivity. Last week, the comedian and motivational speaker, who uses his platform to speak about the issues of veterans, broke his silence after seeing his image being used by many left-wing social media groups to create anti-Trump memes. Taking to Instagram he slammed those who were using his image and name to spread their own "propaganda."
I served 8 years in the military. For every honorable officer I served under there were at least one or two that weren't worth a damn. General rank is mostly politicians. Almost entirely in fact.— eaglekeeper (@EagleKeeper15) September 4, 2020
A recent report in The Atlantic alleged that Trump referred to the American war dead at France's Aisne-Marne American Cemetery as "losers" and "suckers." His sordid comments were confirmed by a senior Defense Department official who had firsthand knowledge of the events and this included the cemetery comments he made in 2018. The source had revealed that on the morning of November 10, 2018, the POTUS had declined a visit to the cemetery outside Paris because it was "filled with losers." In yet another conversation during the trip, Trump referred to the 1,800 Marines who had died in the World War I battle of Belleau Wood as “suckers” for getting killed, alleged the magazine.
Henline shared his outrage at being used as a "prop" to help the Democratic bring down Trump just to help Joe Biden in the upcoming elections. "Go on what you have with facts," he said. "If you don't have the power to win on your own merits, that you have to tear down your opponent, there is a problem there." The Atlantic had cited four anonymous sources for the information they had presented in the story. Ever since then many who had been present in the room, including the former U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton, during the reported conversation stepped forward and denied that claims that the President ever made those disparaging remarks.
As for Henline, he believes that there is no truth to the story. "I really believe the president didn't say this," he said, adding. "There’s been anonymous sources and other sources in the room that aren’t necessarily friends with the president or believe in his ways, but they're still not gonna slam him and make up this rumor and keep it spreading. And so with that said, I don't think he really said this." While some still don't think the story is true, Henline believes the article managed to turn veterans against the President. "Them taking that well-recognized photo and using it for their agenda and changing veterans' minds, thinking the president talks to them like that is ridiculous," he continued. "And I believe it worked. And that's why I want to get it taken down because it shouldn't be working. People need to hear the truth. That's my image. And it should not be up there speaking for me," said the stand-up comedian, who went after these accounts that posted anti-Trump memes using his image.