A few moments ago, President Trump just stunned the nation by saying that his predecessor, President Obama, only rarely called the families of fallen soldiers to share his condolences.
Why haven’t you mentioned the fallen heroes in Niger?
Dead soldiers are hard and also Obama didn’t call.
This. Fucking. Guy. pic.twitter.com/FBsvkZFAa2
— Amanda Guinzburg (@Guinz) October 16, 2017
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His long-winded litany of excuses clearly indicates that Trump has not yet spoken with the families of the four soldiers who were killed in a militant ambush in the African nation of Niger last week, made all too obvious by his pathetic effort to pass the buck by slandering Obama.
President Obama’s former deputy chief of staff, Alyssa Mastromonaco, took to Twitter to angrily put Trump in his place.
that's a fucking lie. to say president obama (or past presidents) didn't call the family members of soldiers KIA – he's a deranged animal.
— Alyssa Mastromonaco (@AlyssaMastro44) October 16, 2017
President Obama was known for his devotion to the families of the fallen, hand-writing individual letters to the grieving families and letting them know that each loss weighed heavily upon his soul, that he cherished the sacrifice they made for this nation and that he felt their pain.
For Trump to say otherwise is an appalling show of disrespect, especially coming from someone who is all too happy to use our military as a prop for overexaggerated displays of empty patriotism or as a political sledgehammer with which to fight his “culture wars” but doesn’t actually care enough about the men and women who serve this nation abroad to be in the Situation Room when they embark on a dangerous mission – let alone write their families after they died enforcing American empire abroad.