Trump finally got around to calling the pregnant widow of a Green Beret who was killed in an ISIS ambush in Niger, and instead of showing sympathy, he insulted the widow by saying that her dead husband knew what he got into when he signed up.
U.S. President Donald Trump told U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson’s widow Tuesday that “he knew what he signed up for …but when it happens it hurts anyway,” when he died serving in northwestern Africa, according to Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Miami Gardens.
“Yes, he said it,” Wilson said. “It’s so insensitive. He should have not have said that. He shouldn’t have said it.”
Instead of showing respect for a pregnant widow’s loss of her husband, Trump blew off the idea that a child will grow up never knowing his or her father, with the equivalent of s**t happens. Now we can see why the White House doesn’t let Trump call the families of soldiers who sacrifice their lives for their country. Trump is incapable of empathy, sympathy, or the emotions of decent human being. He is an empty shell of a man who can’t offer comfort to the grieving because he feels nothing for other people.
Trump’s phone call was an insult to La David Johnson’s widow, who probably would feel better if he would never have called at all.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a 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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