Another day, another “controversy” for our president, but how much truth is there to this story? And more importantly, why is it even that big of a deal?
On Tuesday the president made a call to the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, a Special Forces soldier who was killed in Niger.
According to Florida congresswoman Frederica Wilson, who was on the call with Johnson’s wife, Myeshia, the president made several “insensitive” remarks, and claimed that Trump “has a mental disorder.”
During the call, according to Wilson, the president told the grieving widow her husband “knew what he signed up for… but when it happens it hurts anyway.”
First of all, even if he did say those things, is it that big of a deal? Sure, it may not be the sweetest thing to hear, but what words can someone say to make the pain of losing a loved one go away? Did former presidents have some magical power to make sadness no longer exist?
Secondly, do men and women who serve in the armed forces not know what the risks are? Is that not why we celebrate their courage, and sacrifice?
Sergeant Bryan C. Black, 35, Sergeant Jeremiah W Johnson, 39, and Sergeant Dustin M Wright, 29, were the other three killed in Niger
Of course, the president took the bait, and responded to Wilson’s claims of insensitivity on twitter:
“Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad!”
And, since American politics resemble something closer to a middle school cafeteria, the congresswoman responded to Trump’s response saying “I don’t know what kind of proof he could be talking about.”
“I’m not the only person that was in the car. And I have proof too. This man is a sick man. He’s cold-hearted and he feels no pity or sympathy for anyone.”
The biggest issue with this entire thing is the person making the claims. Frederica Wilson, a woman known for her flashy hats, and skipping work, has already made her distaste for the president well known.
Aside from being one of the many democrats to skip the inauguration, Wilson has made headlines in the past for things such as writing congressional resolutions “honoring the life of Trayvon Martin.” Essentially, she’s a 74 year-old social justice warrior.
On MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ Wilson commented on Trump’s alleged remarks, stating that “What the family wants to hear is words of encouragement, words of how he fought for his country, what his sacrifice meant for this country … not ‘You know what you signed up for’”.
While the focus should be on Sgt. Johnson, and the other three soldiers killed in the line of duty, our politicians have made it about themselves. The president has made calls to the families of the fallen, yet people like Wilson have to go so far as to say ‘he didn’t say the right things.’
These people will never be satisfied with our president. When he gives a million dollars to hurricane victims, they say “why not $2 million?” When the president goes to Puerto Rico to hand out supplies, the say “he didn’t hand it out correctly!”
THEN these same people call the president names, while trying to claim some moral high-ground. People like Frederica Wilson don’t need attention, they need help.
Pray for the fallen soldiers, and God bless America!
President Trump has just made a statement in regards to congresswoman Wilson’s accusations: