Retired Army Veteran, Bobby Henline, says he is being used as a prop by Democrats portraying him as Anti-Trump.
This comes a week after the highly refuted Atlantic story on Trump denigrating military Veterans.
From Fox News:
One U.S. wounded veteran is speaking out against his image being used across all social media platforms to further perpetuate a story he believes is false and made up by Democrats for political gain.
“I'm just so irritated that they put my image up there because now it looks like the president called me a loser." Bobby Henline, a four-tour Iraq War veteran told Fox News referring to comments allegedly made by the president regarding wounded veterans. "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,”
Last week, The Atlantic published a story in which anonymous sources claimed President Trump had made disparaging remarks about fallen U.S. soldiers and veterans, calling them “suckers” and “losers” in 2018.
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.”
And from RealClear Politics:
Iraq War veteran Bobby Henline, who survived injuries so horrifying that his picture has become iconic, speaks out against a Democratic group that used his picture in a web ad attacking President Trump based on anonymous allegations published in The Atlantic this week.
"FOX News, call me, someone," he said. "So people will know not to use me, not to put my face to whatever they think [Trump] said. It is ridiculous. Stop this shit."
"You're lowlives, you're scum. Take it down."
The Anti-Trump movement is doing exactly what they are accusing Trump of being guilty of.
Disrespecting our Veterans and Active Duty Troops.