Turns out that some of President Trump’s most ardent supporters are more like him than you could have ever imagined.
For example, John Garofalo, who appeared on Fox News October 8 to show the world a giant hand-cut glass presidential seal that he made as a gift to honor President Trump. Garofalo said he was a veteran and so proud that Trump was Commander-in-Chief of the United States.
But, much like his political idol, John Garofalo is a pathetic liar. On Fox, Garofalo bragged about being a Navy SEAL who had served in Vietnam and earned two Purple Hearts for wounds he received.
The Military Times looked into Garofalo’s claims and discovered a very different military record:
“Records show Garofalo did serve in the Navy from Sept. 6, 1963, to Sept. 6, 1967, as an aviation boatswain’s mate ― aircraft handling, or ABH, a job that involves overseeing various ground-based functions involving aircraft. The closest he ever got to Vietnam was a tour in Rota, Spain.”
When confronted with his lies, Garofalo admitted he had made up that he was a SEAL and apologized for saying he had been a member of their ranks:
“What I did I‘m ashamed of, and I didn’t mean to cause so much disgrace to the SEALs.”
Of course, all of this could have been avoided if Fox News had simply done a little research. Instead, they’ve now had to correct the story and issue a statement of apology:
“Unfortunately, all of Garofalo’s claims turned out to be untrue. We apologize to our viewers, especially veterans and servicemen and women.”
This isn’t the first time Fox has gotten caught featuring guests who were actively engaged in fabricating their service to the country. Wayne Shelby Simmons also appeared on the network starting in 2002. He posed as a former CIA operative and said he was an expert on terrorism analysis.
But in 2016, a federal judge sentenced Simmons to 33 months in prison for fraud.
No wonder these lying weasels are so fond of Donald Trump.
Here’s the Fox News segment that got Garofalo in trouble:
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org