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Journalists were surprised to learn Thursday, on the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, that many of the American veterans of that historic battle support President Donald Trump.
The common theme in the media was that Trump is challenging the transatlantic alliances that were forged during the march to victory in the Second World War.
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USA Today, for example, published a story on the eve of the commemoration that declared: “[W]hile the ceremony will honor the sacrifices made on June 6, 1944, some fear Trump’s ‘America First’ presidency and the international drama he has carried with him as he begins his third trip to France will complicate the hallowed observance.”
Whatever “some fear[ed]” was not shared widely among veterans of D-Day, as France24 discovered. In a story titled, “Trump the transatlantic nightmare? Not for these D-Day vets,” the news agency documented the reasons many of the veterans who traveled to Normandy for the commemoration support President Trump, including his commitment to American strength, his policies for veterans, and his no-nonsense problem-solving approach.
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