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originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: luthier
I do feel the same. Let the poor woman grieve! Politics be damned!
But if I wanted to place political blame, who is worse? The one who maybe bungled a phone call harder than I can imagine, or the one who used that fact maliciously to increase the grief?
I could not do better than Trump did on the words used... but I could have certainly kept my political desires out of the situation.
originally posted by: Simon_Boudreaux
a reply to: TerryMcGuire
I think he's saying those around him when he made the call, or received the call, which ever way it went, are his proof. Which again is just hearsay to me, same as the ladies version.
Although, imo I don't think Kelly would lie for Trump if he was being disrespectful about a fallen soldier.
originally posted by: Southern Guardian
My goodness he is some character isn't he? It just never stops. The pile of dirt from Trump and this administration grows day by day.
The mother of a soldier killed in an ambush in Africa said Wednesday that President Trump “did disrespect my son” with remarks in a condolence telephone call.
Sgt. La David T. Johnson’s mother, Cowanda Jones-Johnson, told The Washington Post that she was present during the call from the White House on Tuesday to Johnson’s widow, Myeshia Johnson. She also stood by an account of the call from Rep. Frederica S. Wilson (D-Fla.) that Trump told Myeshia Johnson that her husband “must have known what he signed up for.”
“President Trump did disrespect my son and my daughter and also me and my husband,” Jones-Johnson said.
Oh there's this, further down the article:
Trump lashed back at Wilson. He denied her account in a Twitter message Wednesday. He said he had “proof” that the exchange did not go as Wilson had described. Trump did not elaborate,
He'll elaborate further huh? Just like he was going to elaborate further on his so called investigators in Hawaii who "could not believe" what they found on Obama. Or maybe the time he elaborated further with us on his plan to defeat ISIS in 30 days? I mean we're still waiting for him to elaborate with us on Tax returns he promised at the beginning of his campaign.
Maybe his supporters can elaborate with us once again on this situation with the fallen soldier and Trumps twitter comments.
I'll leave this:
Wilson went on to say Trump “was almost like joking. He said, ‘Well, I guess you knew’ — something to the effect that ‘he knew what he was getting into when he signed up, but I guess it hurts anyway.’ You know, just matter-of-factly, that this is what happens, anyone who is signing up for military duty is signing up to die. That’s the way we interpreted it. It was horrible. It was insensitive. It was absolutely crazy, unnecessary. I was livid.”
“She was in tears. She was in tears. And she said, ‘He didn’t even remember his name.’ ”
Myeshia Johnson confirmed the account described above.
Let's not forget, this entire situation has been blown from Trump himself when he decided to make a big deal about Obama supposedly not visiting or contacting the parents of fallen soldiers. Just like the anthem kneeling incident, he's blown the matter online, and now here we are, once again. It's a circus.
originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: luthier
Or a thoughtless reality star egomaniac.
In reality about 70 percent of us want someone in the middle.
You forgot to add successful billionaire. But yeah I'm sure there are plenty of therapeutic and and self-help services where you live.