It was moving as President Biden with his wife, the secretary of defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs stood silently to honor the three Army reservists killed in a drone attack in Jordan, as they were brought home.

We should remember that then-President Trump declined to attend a parallel ceremony at a World War I cemetery in France, because of weather. He was reliably quoted as calling those who died in service as “suckers” and “losers,” one of many comments mocking and dismissing those who made military sacrifices.

At a 2017 Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, Trump said of the fallen, “I don’t get it. What was in it for them?”

In 2018 he resisted having military amputees included in a military parade, saying that it would make spectators uncomfortable, and “it doesn’t look good for me.”

He mocked the parents of an Army captain who died in combat in Iraq after they criticized his anti-Muslim rhetoric.

He said of Sen. John McCain, who spent five years in captivity in Vietnam after being shot down, “He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”

Trump, now convicted in courts of law of sexual abuse and defamation, and his firm found guilty of business fraud, faces 91 felony counts of personal criminal activity.

The Bible says, “By their fruits shall you know them.”

William C. Hiss, Lewiston

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