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- Trump rejected the idea of the visit because he feared his hair would become disheveled in the rain, and because he did not believe it important to honor American war dead, according to four people with firsthand knowledge of the discussion that day.
Trump referred to the more than 1,800 marines who lost their lives at Belleau Wood as “suckers” for getting killed.
He also said that he didn’t understand why the United States would intervene on the side of the Allies.