In contrast to Trump’s attack on a Gold Star family, President Obama defended the families of the fallen while speaking to the National Convention Of Disabled American Veterans in Atlanta.
— Michael Gravesande (@OldBlackHack) August 1, 2016
The President said:
Let me say this. No one. No one has given more for our freedom and our security than our Gold Star families. Michelle and I have spent countless hours with them. We have grieved with them. There’s a reason why in Philadelphia I was honored to be introduced by Sharon Belkofor from Ohio. A Gold Star mom, who son Tom, a Lt. Col. in Afghanistan. I requested Sharon to introduce me because I understand that our Gold Star families have made a sacrifice that most of us can not even begin to imagine. They represent the best of our country. They continue to inspire us every day every moment. They represent the truth strength of America. We have to do everything we can for those families, and honor them, and be humbled by them.
Obama also called out Trump, without saying his name for trash talking America’s troops:
The President said, “As Commander In Chief, I’m pretty tired of some folks trash talking America’s military and troops.”
President Obama’s remarks were a strong and sharp contrast to those of the Republican nominee. Obama is helping to drive home the message that it is Democrats who care about vets, not Donald Trump. However, the problem of Republicans talking the talk but not walking the walk existed long before the rise of Trump.
For years, many Democrats have seethed while watching Republicans wrap themselves in the flag as they worked to deny the nation’s troops and vets benefits and services that they were promised.
The Democratic Party has become the party of patriotism and defending our vets. Donald Trump’s repeated attacks on America have opened the door for Democrats to express their own patriotism loudly and proudly.
Trump is reeling due to the backlash that his attacks on the Gold Star Khan family has inspired, and President Obama’s remarks in Atlanta were a new nail in the coffin of the failing and sinking Trump campaign.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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