- President Donald Trump questioned a Marine’s sacrifice during a Memorial Day visit to his grave with the man’s father, The Atlantic reported Thursday.
- “I don’t get it. What was in it for them?” Trump reportedly asked retired Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, his former chief of staff, as the two stood beside 1st Lt. Robert Kelly’s grave at Arlington National Cemetery in 2017.
- A retired four-star general and one of Kelly’s friends said that Trump “can’t fathom the idea of doing something for someone other than himself.”
- The White House responded to The Atlantic story almost immediately, criticizing it as “just another anonymously sourced story meant to tear down a Commander-in-Chief who loves our military.”
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President Donald Trump openly questioned the point of a young Marine’s sacrifice during a Memorial Day visit to Arlington National Cemetery with his father, retired Marine Corps Gen.