Wednesday, October 18, 2017

That’s What He Said

From the New York Post:

Trump told the widow of a Green Beret who died in Niger that the soldier “knew what he signed up for … but when it happens it hurts anyway” during a phone call on Tuesday.

The widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson received the five-minute call from Trump, Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson told The Post, one day after the commander in chief falsely suggested that former President Barack Obama did not phone the families of fallen soldiers.

“They were astonished,” Wilson said about the Florida family’s reaction. “It was almost like saying, ‘You signed up to do this, and if you didn’t want to die, shouldn’t have signed up.’ ”

Wilson said the widow, Myeshia Johnson, spoke to Trump for about five minutes and her only words were “thank you” at the end of the conversation.

“I wanted to curse him out,” Wilson said of Trump. “I asked the family to give me the phone so that I could, but they wouldn’t.”

Sgt. Johnson had been a member of a mentorship program started by the congresswoman.

A White House official later said, “The president’s conversations with the families of American heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice are private.”

Myeshia, who is pregnant with the couple’s third child, collapsed in tears on her husband’s flag-draped coffin at Miami International Airport Tuesday.

What did you honestly expect him to say?  We all know he has the empathy and the sensitivity of a scorpion, so why expect anything different than this?

It would have been better if he hadn’t called at all.