A veteran and wounded warrior delivered a powerful response to a Facebook meme showing his scarred face and claiming that President Donald Trump called him a “loser,” blasting it as a “lie.”
Bobby Henline, a U.S. Army veteran, sustained severe burns over nearly half of his body after his humvee hit an IED during his third tour in Iraq. After years filled with countless surgeries and therapies, Henline, now a well recognized face of selfless service to his country, works as a motivational speaker and stand-up comedian – one who apparently isn’t happy when his face is used for targeted messages against the president.
“Can I get a day’s rest? Is this election over yet? Are we done lying to people?” Henline posted in a video to TikTok.
“That’s my face, and I’m here to tell you…it’s not true,” he continued, pointing at the meme that shows him standing in uniform above the caption, “Trump says he’s a loser, I say here’s a hero! What do you say?”
“Stop using me for your propaganda, for your agenda. I’m not here for that. I don't know what Donald Trump said, but I'm sure he didn't call me a loser. I didn't hear him call me a loser. So this has got to stop. Stop using my image," Henline went on.
The meme, among many others, began circulating on social media after a “bombshell” report in The Atlantic, based on anonymous sources who refused to give their names, claimed President Trump called fallen service members “losers” and disparaged those who fought in World War I.