October 20, 2017
Fair is Fair…
…as far as it goes. Right from the start I thought the so-called “president” was getting a raw deal on his call to the Gold Star widow. Trump could have and should have said something like, “Really? I was trying to say how much I admired somebody brave enough to face death for his country knowingly. I’m truly sorry if that didn’t come through.”
But once again, Trump made his automatic reach for a lie whenever faced with the slightest challenge to his perfection. Which wound up dragging his chief of staff John Kelly down with him.
Posted by Jerome Doolittle at October 20, 2017 07:12 PM
What disturbs me most about this incident is that no one is asking why US soldiers are in Niger. They are allegedly fighting Islamic terrorists. Terrorists who would not be there if the Obama administration, led by uber-hawk Hillary Clinton, had not overthrown the government of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya. Instead of complaining about Trump's boorish behavior or investigating the details of the incident, we should be looking at the policy mistakes that put these men in harm's way.