A lot of this has been creative twisting of Trumps words. He very well may have said on occasion what was in it for them? or they died for nothing referring to soldiers. This is grotesquely contorted from the true meaning.
Many of us especially those with Libertarian leanings have said the same. Thousands of our children have been maimed and killed for the military industrial complex, and yes, for nothing. Theyve been lost in places like Vietnam, the Korean War, the Persian Gulf campaign, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan, ad infinitum. What was in it for them? What was in it for us?
In the end...
I think most of us, while in general supporting fighting the Communists, thought very badly about the way the war was conducted, especially on LBJ’s watch.
But one of the things the Left has succeeded in doing, is brainwashing future generations of Americans into thinking Vietnam was all Nixon’s doing, they don’t even mention LBJ.
The Aisne Marne American cemetery is where men who died in the Second Battle of the Marne (German) offensive of 1918 are buried. 139,000 dead or wounded on both sides over a three week period. Of those, the U.S. lost almost 46,000.
If DJT’s remarks had to do with the utter futility and stupidity of that war, I cannot argue with them.