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Friday, August 17, 2018

In March 2017, President Donald Trump brought in leaders of veterans groups who believed his appointment of Omarosa Manigault-Newman showed he wasn't serious about their needs. The meeting became completely derailed when someone mentioned Agent Orange and Trump got into an argument with them about the movie Apocalypse Now. Daily Beast reports, "Attendees began explaining to the president that the VA had not made enough progress on the issue at all, to which Trump responded by abruptly derailing the meeting and asking the attendees if Agent Orange was 'that stuff from that movie.' He did not initially name the film he was referencing, but it quickly became clear as Trump kept rambling that he was referring to the classic 1979 Francis Ford Coppola epic Apocalypse Now, and specifically the famous helicopter attack scene set to the 'Ride of the Valkyries.'"

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"Source present at the time tell The Daily Beast that multiple people -- including Vietnam War veterans -- chimed in to inform the president that the Apocalypse Now set piece he was talking about showcased the U.S. military using napalm, not Agent Orange.

"Trump refused to accept that he was mistaken and proceeded to say things like, 'no, I think it's that stuff from that movie.' ...

He then went around the room polling attendees about if it was, in fact, napalm or Agent Orange in the famous scene from 'that movie,' as the gathering -- organized to focus on important, sometimes life-or-death issues for veterans -- descended into a pointless debate over Apocalypse Now that the president simply would not concede, despite all the available evidence.

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Sweet Fancy Moses he is dumb as ---- and has no business running this nation.

#1 | Posted by 726 at 2018-08-17 02:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

When told he was wrong he still stubbornly refused to accept correction.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2018-08-17 02:36 PM | Reply

Today in America.

Is there anyone Donald Trump can't insult and get into an argument with?

#3 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-08-17 02:42 PM | Reply

He should have told the veterans to stop being so needy for attention. After all. Donnie Drumpsterfire fought his own personal Vietnam. Single handedly.

Well. I'm sure there were several hands involved.

But. You know what I mean.

#4 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-08-17 02:44 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"When told he was wrong he still stubbornly refused to accept correction."

I'd suggest copying that sentence. It's usable in so many instances regarding Trump.

#5 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-08-17 02:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#3 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

Vladmir Putin

#6 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-08-17 02:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I imagine that if over a several decades long lifetime one surrounds oneself with fawning sycophants and others, including family members, who dare not challenge, and instead offer constant praise, one develops a god complex.

Trump believes he knows everything better than everyone else.

#7 | Posted by woe_is_W at 2018-08-17 02:53 PM | Reply

In related news Trump told the attendees that he knew all about warfare because he saw "Catch 22" and the television series "MASH"...

#8 | Posted by catdog at 2018-08-17 04:28 PM | Reply

I have nearly infinite patience so I imagine I could avoid an argument with Trump.

However that nearly infinite patience comes with a lot of suppressed rage so while I might not argue with him I might punch him in the face and get a severe secret service beat down, plus an extended stay in a small dark room.

#9 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2018-08-17 04:37 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Such a famous line:

"I love the smell of Napalm in the morning!"

#10 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-08-17 04:51 PM | Reply

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"I love the smell of Napalm in the morning!"

"It smells like...victory."
~The 2nd half of the quote.

#11 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-08-17 05:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Charlie don't surf.

#12 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2018-08-17 06:01 PM | Reply

I've never even seen that stupid movie in its entirety and I'm entirely aware The Flight of the Valkyries scene involves explosives not gas.

how did Donnie dumb dumb not get throat punched during this meeting?

#13 | Posted by Tor at 2018-08-17 06:30 PM | Reply

I'm entirely aware The Flight of the Valkyries scene involves explosives not gas.

They did the effect with gasoline and dynamite.

#14 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-08-17 06:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"It was really ------- weird," one attendee bluntly assessed to The Daily Beast.

cue 'hail to the chief'

#15 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-08-17 08:36 PM | Reply

Agent orange wasn't even a weapon.

Unless you consider killing covering foliage an attack.

#16 | Posted by jpw at 2018-08-17 10:43 PM | Reply

Americans have never fully accepted the guilt for the horrors we delivered to the Vietnamese people with napalm and agent orange and other things. Our Karma is very bad, it is biting us in the ass now and will continue to do so. The election of Donald Trump represents a total denial of our crimes against humanity, which even Robert Mcnamara admitted to. Americans have destroyed several countries since and are now assisting Saudi Arabia on the destruction of Yemen. The Trumpeters are so silent about these things, they think just hating Mexicans is our new foreign policy. They're idiots.

#17 | Posted by danni at 2018-08-18 11:15 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I always thought 'Agent Orange' was Putin's pet name for Trump. Ya learn something new everyday!

#18 | Posted by horstngraben at 2018-08-18 11:45 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Because of course he did. Feel that? That feeling is our allies and their sudden leap in confidence in America's stability and dependability.
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BAHAHAHAHA
omg I can't even write that crap without laughing.

#19 | Posted by e1g1 at 2018-08-18 12:18 PM | Reply

He should have told the veterans to stop being so needy for attention. After all. Donnie Drumpsterfire fought his own personal Vietnam. Single handedly.
Well. I'm sure there were several hands involved.
But. You know what I mean.
#4 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK AT 2018-08-17 02:44 PM | FLAG: | FUNNY: 1

They claimed to be Vietnamese sisters, and in his defense the yacht hasn't been so spotless since rescuing their float from under his hull.

And technically, this craft isn't even in American waters - Trump is create new jobs where no nations even dare exist. Very soon we will see Trump relocate the unclaimed and underemployed to orbital employment modules for the Space Force janitorial services, and beyond! Border separation allows better distribution by weight for maximum lift.

#20 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-08-18 01:00 PM | Reply

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