An open letter to Donald Trump from Democratic nominee Aaron Coleman of Kansas’ 37th District on ‘Loser’ Veterans:
Mr. President, with all due respect, our veterans have been attacked enough already by this country. My dad joined the Air Force in 1995 with no goal other than to serve his country. What he did not expect was just three years later he would be getting medically discharged, left permanently disabled — and forgotten by our country. My dad has been in the hospital for the last 25 days now, and is not in great health. While you may not care about him, I do. He might just be a political prop for you, but he’s a hero to me.
At this time, I’m calling on the President to do more for our veterans, stop making excuses and using them as political props and focus on the issues that affect veterans, which are homelessness, mental health issues and medical care that they’re not receiving at this time as well as disability and social security services for their service to our country. We owe them a great deal of respect and together as Kansas legislators we can and should begin the work of honoring their service by creating policies that directly positively address and impact our community’s heroes.
Disabled veterans like my father fought for us and made sacrifices for our country, It’s about time we fight to deliver the promises we made to them.
Kansas City, Kansas