The president just made his first public remarks about the four U.S. soldiers who were killed in Niger. It has been 12 days.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) October 16, 2017
Trump on the US soldiers killed in Niger: "I will at some point during the period of time call the parents and the families" pic.twitter.com/rP4c1wdDCO
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) October 16, 2017
There is nothing this person will not lie about. THANKS, REPUBLICANS!
… Trump was responding to a question about why he has not yet made remarks about the four special operations servicemen killed in Niger almost two weeks ago. Trump, speaking from the Rose Garden in a surprise press conference with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he plans on contacting the families soon.
“If you look at President [Barack] Obama and other presidents, most of them didn’t make calls. A lot of them didn’t make calls. I like to call when it’s appropriate, when I think I am able to do it,” said Trump. “They have made the ultimate sacrifice. So generally I would say that I like to call. I’m going to be calling them. I want a little time to pass. I’m going to be calling them.”…
The office staff is having a little trouble finding those phone numbers, y’see. And they tore the place up looking for the roll of stamps, but how often do letters get sent, these days?
Obama attended Dignified Transfer ceremony for Benghazi victims. Trump was golfing as the 4th Green Beret came home. https://t.co/IZwJmj53Gw
— Zedward Tweeterhands (@ZeddRebel) October 16, 2017
— Julie Laumann ?? (@weltschmertz1) October 16, 2017
Look, those soldiers will be just as dead during the off-season, but there’s only so many days suitable for a few rounds of golf. The man has his priorities.
… “President Trump’s claim is unequivocally wrong,” a former Obama official said in a statement to ABC News. “President Obama engaged families of the fallen and wounded warriors throughout his presidency through calls, letters, visits to Section 60 at Arlington, visits to Walter Reed, visits to Dover, and regular meetings with Gold Star Families at the White House and across the country.”
“President Bush wrote all the families of the fallen, and called and/or met privately with hundreds if not thousands,” a spokesperson to former President George W. Bush told ABC News.
An aide to President Bill Clinton also called the claim false. “He did call the families of fallen soldiers while in office,” the official told ABC News.
Alyssa Mastromonaco, former White House deputy chief of staff and a longtime scheduler for Obama, told ABC News, “It is unconscionable that a president would dare to ever portray another as unpatriotic, which is essentially what he was doing.” …
He may be squatting in the Oval Office, but Donald Trump will never be “a president”.
(Also, too, if glum-faced Mitch McConnell had the political sense of my little dog, he’ve tried to distract his “leader” before he dug that trench any deeper — by faking a heart attack, if necessary. Nobody outside the 27% believes your ‘No True Republican’ bullshit, McConnell.)
Obama visited wounded troops at Walter Reed so often that hawks worried it was making him too anti-war https://t.co/9kDo2Xbcdd
— Foppish Vox Hipster (@dylanmatt) October 16, 2017
(Trump would probably explain that he prefers soldiers who don’t get wounded and suck up money that could better be spent on
tax cuts shiny new weapons.)