As a special election in North Carolina approaches, President Donald Trump is attacking the Democratic candidate as “weak” on the military and veterans issues even though Dan McCready served during the Iraq War as a Marine captain.
McCready is running for a seat in the House of Representatives from North Carolina’s 9th congressional district. The race had been part of the 2018 Election, but the Republicans got caught committing election fraud, resulting in a special election being scheduled for September 10th.
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This time, McCready has a different GOP opponent, North Carolina state Senator Dan Bishop, who wrote the controversial and bigoted bathroom bill that caused harm to the state.
Of course, Trump supports Bishop. So he promoted his campaign on Twitter and slandered McCready.
The Great State of North Carolina has EARLY VOTING for a very important Congressional (Ninth) race. Please vote early (now), or on Election Day, September 10th, for Dan Bishop, a great guy. His opponent wants Open Borders, Sanctuary Cities & is weak on Crime, Military & Vets!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 30, 2019
The problem is that McCready led two platoons during the Iraq War as a captain in the United States Marine Corps, once in 2007 and again in 2008. Bishop, meanwhile, never served. And neither has Trump, who dodged the draft five times during the Vietnam War.
Given McCready’s service record, he is certainly not going to be “weak” when it comes to the military and veterans. His military service and status as a war veteran makes him an expert on both military and veterans issues.
Trump’s lies about McCready have drawn widespread condemnation and mockery, especially because of Trump’s cowardice to serve in the armed forces himself.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) September 5, 2019
Dan McCready, the Democratic candidate whom Trump accuses here of being “weak” on the military, joined the Marine Corps in 2005 after graduating from Duke and served in 2007 and 2008 in Iraq. https://t.co/Egj0kXT4rk
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) September 4, 2019
The candidate Trump is supporting, Dan Bishop, invested in a new social media website because it welcomed white supremacists and neo-Nazis. His opponent, Dan McCready, is combat veteran, business leader, and family man. I trust that North Carolinians will make the right choice. https://t.co/On2w7C7o0u
— Evan McMullin (@EvanMcMullin) August 31, 2019
— Pat Wilson (@bajanpatrick) September 4, 2019
Dan McCready was a captain in the Marines, serving two deployments to Iraq where he led two platoons. And you, a draft dodger, are calling McCready weak on military and vets? You just make this nonsense up. #NC09
— Vicki Ringer (@vickiringer) September 3, 2019
Trump had the nerve to say Dan McCready is weak on the military and veterans.
That’s Dan in that picture.
He was a Marine Captain that served in Iraq during the surge in 2007. pic.twitter.com/0Xd4mHLKNz
— Red T Raccoon (@RedTRaccoon) August 31, 2019
His opponent, Dan McCready IS a MARINE CORPS VETERAN. He IS NOT against the military, veterans, and crime. First president EVER to attack veterans. Democrats and Independents bleed just like Republicans. #OneTermPresident
— Michael Petty (@5MilesHigher) August 31, 2019
Instead of using the same cookie cutter attack on all Democrats, perhaps Trump should actually do some research before he accuses a combat veteran of being “weak” on military issues.
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