A wounded U.S veteran has come forward to speak against his picture being used on all social media platforms to further perpetuate a story he believes is false and made up by Democrats 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. 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,” Bobby Henline, a four-tour Iraq War veteran told Fox News referring to comments allegedly made by the president regarding wounded veterans.
Last week, The Atlantic published a story in which anonymous sources claimed President Trump had made disparaging remarks about fallen U.S. soldiers and veterans, calling them “suckers” and “losers” in 2018.
Henline who is the only survior our of five soldiers in an IED blast in Iraq, was very furious when it was brought to his attention last week that his image was being used in anti-Trump memes posted in and shared by various left-wing social media groups. He quickly took to Instagram to criticize those using him in order to spread their own “propaganda.”
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The wounded vet army didn’t cmment on the the Atlantic story or Trump’s supposed remarks about veterans, however, Henline was outraged that he was being used as a “prop” to aid the Democratic Party in tearing down Donald Trump to help their candidate, Joe Biden, get elected.
“Go on what you have with facts,” Henline 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.”
Henline also said he believes the story about Trump calling American dead soldiers losers is false.
“I really believe the president didn’t say this, 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.”
Although many doubt the veracity of the story, Henline believes it was successful in its intent 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,” Henline said. “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,” the wounded vet army concluded.
You can watch a video of the soldier talking to Fox news below: