After the Democrats and their allies in the mainstream media set out to slander the president with a fake news story claiming that he called wounded veterans “losers,” one veteran whose image was used is saying he’s had enough lies.
Bobby Henline, a four-tour Iraq War veteran said, “I’m just so irritated that they put my image up there because now it looks like the president called me a loser.”
Last week, left wing outlet The Atlantic published a hit piece on the president with what they called ‘anonymous sources’ to claim that the president referred to fallen and wounded U.S. soldiers as “suckers” and “losers.”
Henline is the lone survivor out of five soldiers in an IED blast in Iraq. He now dedicates his time to spreading laughs through comedy and positivity by speaking about veteran’s issues. As a highly recognized figure, 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.”
Henline said he doesn’t believe the story and doesn’t approve of the left using him and other veterans to further their agenda, “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,”
Having never commented on the Atlantic story or Trump’s supposed remarks about veterans, 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.”
The original story published by the Atlantic cited four anonymous sources claiming to have firsthand knowledge of the discussion in which Trump made the controversial comments. The truth has come out since then, however, as a number of individuals who were in the room during the conversation denied the false allegations made by The Atlantic.
“I really believe the president didn’t say this,” Henline said. “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.”
Among those who refuted the claim is former U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton, who has a turbulent history with Trump.
Henline added that while he and many others don’t believe the story, he does believe that the left’s attempt to use this fake story to turn some veterans against the president was successful.
“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,”