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Trump official tricked into wishing happy Veterans Day to war criminal behind the Mỹ Lai massacre

By PhillyNews.FYI , in News , at November 11, 2020 Tags: , , , , ,


On Wednesday, special presidential envoy and former acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell was tricked by The Nation reporter Ken Klippenstein into wishing a happy Veterans’ Day to an infamous American war criminal.

“Sir, my grandpa is a huge fan of yours, here he is as a young army lieutenant,” tweeted Klippenstein. “If you could shout him out it’d make his day! #HappyVeteransDay2020” In a private message, Klippenstein confirmed to Grenell that his “grandpa’s” name is Bill Calley, and Grenell dutifully tweeted the image with the words, “Thank you for your service, Bill Calley!”

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Bill Calley is, in fact, an Army officer in the Vietnam War who was convicted by court-martial for his role in the Mỹ Lai massacre, in which as many as 500 unarmed men, women, and children were tortured and murdered in their South Vietnamese village.

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