Reverence: the military taboo Trump broke

When Donald Trump insulted the bereaved parents of a soldier killed in Iraq, he broke a US taboo: that troops, veterans and above all their grieving relatives are beyond reproachThen you’ll stand and applaud a group of veterans at some point during the game. America puts its service members on a unique pedestal: they are revered and yet poorly understood. When Donald Trump insulted the bereaved parents of a soldier killed in Iraq, he broke a US taboo: that troops, veterans and above all their grieving relatives are beyond reproach.

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