President Donald Trump’s feud with a grieving war widow went to new lows on Monday morning when he publicly insinuated that she was lying about what was said in Trump’s “condolence” call to her while she was on her way to receive her husband’s body.
I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, and spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2017
This, of course, is the insensitive Trump’s response to the story told by widow Myeshia Johnson and corroborated by slain war hero La David Johnson’s mother and Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL), who was also in the vehicle with the widow and overheard the President’s call, during which Trump apparently couldn’t remember Johnson’s name.
“The only way he remembered my husband’s name is because he had my husband’s report in front of him and that’s when he actually said ‘La David. I heard him stumbling on trying to remember my husband’s name. And that’s what hurt me the most. If my husband is out here fighting for our country, and he risked his life for our country, why can’t you remember his name?”
So naturally, one would expect to hear the Republican Party, the defenders of the troops and the honorers of our veterans rushing out to defend the widow and to criticize the President for being so petty as to engage in a feud with a grieving widow instead of simply apologizing and moving on…right?
Here is a list of all the Republicans who have called out the President for his actions:
Let’s check, say, House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Twitter account. His latest post was about tax reform and getting tax cuts for billionaires.
How about Senate Leader Mitch McConnell?
Tax cuts, you say? No, it couldn’t be!
— Leader McConnell (@SenateMajLdr) October 23, 2017
On top of this latest feud, Trump has insulted a Gold Star family and demeaned a Muslim war hero, slammed Sen. John McCain for getting shot down and spending five years in a POW camp, told women in the military they were responsible for their own sexual assaults, saying that only weak veterans get PTSD, and screwed veterans’ charities out of at least $3 million.
Throughout all this, one only hears crickets from the Republican Party, who are willing to throw away every principle and value they supposedly hold dear in order to push forward their agenda of class warfare without any care or regard for the people they pretend to champion.