It is now being reported that Trump’s exaggerate about contacting families has jarred a skeleton out of his closet. One Gold Star family has now told the Washington Post that Trump done grandiose promises, but did not deliver.
There are many things one can accurately credit the Donald Trump of. He is a racist. He is a misogynist. He is a passionate predator. He is a pathological liar. He is an adulterer. His fervour knows no bounds. One thing nobody will ever credit Donald Trump of is being a decent human being with even a lick of empathy. He also angry a Gold Star Family.
Yesterday Trump called a profound Gold Star widow Myeshia Johnson and comforted her by observant about her Green Beret husband, “he knew what he sealed up for.” Today Army Sgt. La David Johnson’s widow Myeshia Johnson said, “He didn’t even remember his name.” This from a man claiming football players are disrespecting the military by kneeling during the inhabitant anthem.
“He didn’t even remember his name.”
Today Sarah Huckabee Sanders had the pure gall to say, “General Kelly is troubled that his son’s death is being politicized.” Oblivious to the fact Trump is the one who politicized General Kelly’s son’s death by fibbing about President Obama not job the families of depressed soldiers. Sensing he competence have left too distant with that lie, Trump said, “Ask John Kelly if he called him.” We don’t have to ask him Trump. We know that General Kelly and his wife sat at the Obama’s list for the Gold Star Family Breakfast hosted at the White House.
Today the Washington Post reported that Trump had betrothed a Gold Star father who lost his son in June, a fundraiser and $25,000. Neither have happened:
President Trump, in a personal phone call to a lamentation military father, offering him $25,000 and pronounced he would approach his staff to settle an online fundraiser for the family, but conjunction happened, the father said.
Chris Baldridge, the father of Army Cpl. Dillon Baldridge, told The Washington Post that Trump called him at his home in Zebulon, N.C., a few weeks after his 22-year-old son and two associate soldiers were gunned down by an Afghan police officer in a suspected insider attack Jun 10. Their phone review lasted about 15 minutes, Baldridge said, and centered for a time on the father’s onslaught with the demeanour in which his son was killed.
Since June, Trump has played golf over 40 times.
Trump also claimed yesterday that it was his use to call the families of depressed soldiers, but that too was a lie. From the Associated Press:
But AP found kin of 4 soldiers who died abroad during Trump’s presidency who pronounced they never perceived calls from him. Relatives of two also reliable they did not get letters. And explanation is abundant that Barack Obama and George W. Bush — saddled with distant some-more fight casualties than the roughly two dozen so distant under Trump — took perfected stairs to write, call or meet bereaved military families.
After her Army son died in an armored car rollover in Syria in May, Sheila Murphy says, she got no call or minute from Trump, even as she waited months for his condolences and wrote him that “some days we don’t wish to live.”
The President of the United States has claimed that football players kneeling at football games dishonors the veterans. Trump has now pounded not only John McCain but he has dishonored and slandered Gold Star Families. $25,000 to a billionaire is the homogeneous of a nickel to everybody else. That is how little Trump thinks of Gold Star Families.