Despite a claim by President Donald Trump that “those who died for our great country” would be happy and proud at how well the United States’ economy is performing, a recent poll shows that only 37 percent of troops killed in combat actually approve of the country’s current fiscal situation.
While Trump tweeted that, at present, the country has the “lowest unemployment numbers for Blacks and Hispanics EVER (& women in 18years),” Americans killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan listed the unemployment rate among minorities as only the sixth most important issue they are concerned with, just behind immigration and being dead.
“Trump’s claim that those who have made the ultimate sacrifice defending our nation approve of the current economic situation is totally false,” said polling expert Randolph Hubert. “53 percent of those killed in World War II and Vietnam said they either ‘disagree’ or ‘totally disagree’ with his foreign policy, and his disapproval ratings are even higher among those killed World War I.”
At press time, Americans who were killed in service to their country were unavailable for comment because they were dead.