Republican WW II veteran regrets voting for Trump and wants him gone: 'He's the worst president we've ever had'
A lifelong Republican and World War II veteran, 95, who voted for Donald Trump has slammed him as the "worst" president America has ever had. Edward Good, instead, urged the voters of the country to support former vice president and Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, in 2020. Good, who also served in the Korea War, was a surprise speaker of the Democratic National Convention's (DNC) final night on Thursday. The event also featured multiple other prominent Republicans endorsing Biden's presidency. The veteran said: "I think Trump has been the worst president we've ever had. So I'll be glad to see him go."
Good spoke on the same night a video tribute was made to Beau Biden, the former vice president's eldest son, who served in the military and died in 2015 of brain cancer. The final night of the DNC focused on the Bidens and their support of the military. The veteran, during his speech, talked about his background in the military and declared his membership in the National Rifle Association (NRA). The lifelong Republican, however, expressed regret over voting for Trump in the 2016 elections and urged voters to choose Biden this November.
"I am 95 years old. I'm a veteran of World War Two, and the Korean War, they were uniform," Good said. "I have been a Republican, since the 1960s. I'm a member of the NRA and voted for Trump,' he noted. 'I think Trump has been the worst president we've ever had. So I'll be glad to see him go. I think Joe Biden cares about doing a proper duty towards the United States and if he's elected that's what he will do."
The veteran spoke with an American flag behind him and as he relayed his beliefs, pictures from his military service appeared on screen. Good, at one point, also held up his military shirt with its patches and honors. Good, from Farmington, Michigan, served in the 17th Airborne Division and took part in Operation Varsity, the biggest airborne operation in history when 16,000 paratroopers landed on the east bank of the Rhine. "I did make one combat jump over the Rhine in Germany, and I'm proud of that," Good in his speech on Thursday said. Goof was sent to France in early 1945 after he volunteered for parachute training.
Good's speech was followed by Senator Tammy Duckworth, a Democrat who was on Biden's shortlist for his running mate. Duckworth, in her remarks, slammed Trump and said he was unfit to lead the military of the country.
"Donald Trump doesn’t deserve to call himself commander in chief for another four minutes - let alone another four years," said the senator, who is a double amputee after her service in Iraq. She endorsed Biden in her speech and said that the former vice president understands the sacrifice military families face because his son Beau served. "That’s the kind of leader our service members deserve: a leader who would actually honor their sacrifices. But they don’t have that in our current commander in chief, who’s either unwilling or incapable of doing so," she added.