Jennifer “Griffin said she confirmed Trump didn’t think highly of those who served in the Vietnam War. ‘When the President spoke about the Vietnam War, he said, ‘It was a stupid war. Anyone who went was a sucker’,’ her source said. The source added that Trump was confused about why anyone would join the service: ‘What’s in it for them? They don’t make any money.’ She also claims the president said that the inclusion of ‘wounded guys’ in a military parade was ‘not a good look’ because ‘Americans don’t like that.’ Griffin also reported Trump did not want flags to be lowered when Sen. John McCain died but later relented amid insistence from other officials.” The fallout from the “losers” and “suckers” Trump troop comments continues: Trump Calls for Firing of Fox News Reporter Who Confirmed President Disparaged Veterans. (Maybe the media shouldn’t let Trump be the editor and we should stick on this story for a while…)

+ Trump says Pentagon won’t cut funding to 159-year-old newspaper, Stars and Stripes (after ordering that its funding be cut).

+ “We certainly had evidence that this was the case: that Trump, while gleefully wreaking havoc on America’s political institutions and norms, was pulling his punches when it came to our historic adversary, Russia,” Strzok writes. “Given what we knew or had cause to suspect about Trump’s compromising behavior in the weeks, months, and years leading up to the election, moreover, it also seemed conceivable, if unlikely, that Moscow had indeed pulled off the most stunning intelligence achievement in human history: secretly controlling the president of the United States — a Manchurian candidate elected. WaPo on Peter Strzok’s new book: FBI pondered whether Trump was ‘a Manchurian candidate.’ (Trump fired back that he’s never even been to Manchuria!!)

+ In other news, Trump refused to criticize Putin for the poisoning of Alexei Navalny. “We haven’t had any proof yet.”

+ While we’re on this general topic: Russia is working to undermine confidence in voting by mail, DHS warns. And so is Trump. Talk about a weird coincidence.