By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — President Donald Trump continues to deny reports he called Marines who died and were buried in France during World War I “losers” and “suckers.”READ MORE: Suspect In Custody After Woman Killed, Man Injured In Kennedy Twp. Shooting
Congressman Conor Lamb, a former Marine, said the site in France is hallowed ground for U.S. Marines whose actions stopped the advance of German soldiers into France and suffered great loss of American lives.READ MORE: Police Searching For 65-Year-Old Missing Man Nicholas Ciccone Last Seen Around Coraopolis
“Regardless of what was said or wasn’t said – and I know they’re a lot of denials – he didn’t go visit the cemetery. He sent his chief of staff instead. And I just think actions speak louder than words. That’s a place that is set aside by a foreign government because of how significant it was, what these Marines achieved and the sacrifice they made. In that single battle, we lost more Marines than we had in the entire Marine Corps history up to that point,” Lamb said.
KDKA reached out to Lamb’s opponent, congressional candidate Sean Parnell, who did not return our call.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Zoo Reopens Admissions After Temporarily Reaching Capacity For 'ZooBoo' Event
The president claims that bad weather near the cemetery outside Paris kept him from visiting the site as originally scheduled.