Most of you know I’m not Donald Trump’s biggest fan (and that’s putting it as nicely as I can), but having said that, I feel I should let my right-leaning friends here at RO know that not everyone to your left is without principle.
Now, let’s for a second consider that Trump said what he is alleged to have said…
‘Well, I guess he knew what he signed up for. But I guess it still hurt.’…
Now I don’t want to start speculating if the Congresswoman exaggerated this because, first, I’ll give Trump the benefit of the doubt even if it is true. Calling 24-year-old pregnant widow to tell them you are sorry that their husband has been killed is tough, for anyone. I can’t fathom having to say that to someone. THIS is where Trump not being a politician IS an excuse (if you think he needs it).
Frankly, I think what Trump was trying to say is that her husband understood the dangers of his job but he was willing to make that sacrifice for his country and that makes him a hero, but he understands that even with that knowledge, it is still painful to endure the loss of her husband.
Let me go on the record here to say that I think this story is disrespectful and disgusting. NO ONE should be allowed to discuss what happened (in this case) except the President and Mrs. Johnson. Even if Mrs. Johnson asked the Congresswoman to bring this story to the public’s attention, she should have politely refused out of respect for her husband and an understanding that now is not the time (when a person is emotional and grieving) to squabble about this sort of thing out of respect for her husband.
I have several friends who tend to share many of my political ideals (and aren’t big fans of the president) and we all agree that what the Congresswoman did was despicable.
Every moment this story get’s airtime questioning the President’s motives and not the motives of the Congresswoman who brought this forward is a disgrace.