@baron-silas-greenback said in US Politics:
@crucial said in US Politics:
The recent storm in a teacup over Trump and the families of dead soldiers is an example of how Trump behaves in a nutshell (and why many think he is unfit for the office he holds).
There was absolutely no need for him to try and claim he is better than his predecessors when asked a question. Once again he made a grand claim that he couldn't support and gave the media yet another opening to have a crack at him so he could then claim that the media are out to undermine him. His staff then waste valuable time working on a petty issue that didn't even need to happen rather than actually working on the big things. At this rate he will spend his entire time in the WH picking scraps with everybody then claiming that it is their fault that he cant get things done.
FFS man, you undermine yourself all the time with stupid grand claims because you can't stand not looking like the biggest man in the room.
Maybe it is all done on purpose as a diversion tactic, I don't know, but weight of evidence points to it simply being an ego issue.
Except yet again this has been spun, he did have support for his claim, he said it because Kelly, his chief of staff, who lost a son in combat, did not get a call from Obama.
Remember when Obama got all that grief for not calling one of his generals when he lost a son in combat? Nah me neither.
Trump was responding to criticism that he hadn't called the families within a few days. He rightly pointed out that Obama NEVER called some of the families of killed soldiers. And in fact Trump has called all of them so far.
Yet this was spun and Kelly who actually los a son, got rightly pissed off at the medias double standards and polticking.
Why the fuck did it even come up when and how Trump called families? Oh yeah... the left wing media looked yet again for a scandal.
Where the fuck where they when Obama didnt call? Up his ass lauding his Nobel peace prize.
Tump was not criticised for failing to call the families the question asked was
"Why haven't we heard anything from you so far about soldiers that were killed in Niger? And what do you have to say about that?"
Pretty fair question since in the 12 days he had tweeted about everything else under the sun.
Trump then brought up Gold Star Families and that he was going to send them letters and phone calls. He then made this statement
"So, the traditional way - if you look at President Obama and other presidents, most of them didn't make calls, a lot didn't make calls. I like to call when its appropriate, when I think I'm able to do it. They have made the ultimate sacrifice"
That's pretty clear that he is stating that most previous presidents didn't make calls not at all. Not just Obama but Bush, Clinton, Bush, Regan.
He backed down a bit when challenged and what's he making this pretty scathing criticism of all past president assumption on - one Gold Star Parent of what must be several hundred. Kelly must have also forgotten to mention that while Obama didn't call he did go to lunch at the Whitehouse with other Goldstar families.
Yes we didn't hear about Obama not calling Kelly at the time because he never talked about what a shitty job Bush did regarding gold star families or claimed to have call all Goldstar families.