It’s no secret that Donald Trump doesn’t like President Obama. In fact, we sometimes suspect that his racially motivated dislike for Obama is the reason Trump ran for president in the first place. We can’t prove this, but he did make his entry into politics via supporting the racist conspiracy theory that Obama wasn’t born in the United States. Now, Trump has once again attacked President Obama for his own mistakes.
During an interview with Fox News, Trump exploited the death of General John Kelly’s son to score cheap political points.
‘I mean, you could ask General Kelly did he get a call from Obama. You could ask other people, I don’t know what Obama’s policy was. I write letters and I also call.’
It was quickly pointed out that Obama did more than simply call Kelly. He invited him to a special White House breakfast in honor of fallen servicemen and women.
As is normally the case, Trump’s Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, jumped to the president’s defense. She said that she believed that Kelly was disgusted in how this situation had become politicized.
‘I think that General Kelly is disgusted by the way that this has been politicized and that the focus has become on the process and not the fact that American lives were lost.’
Of course, one of the things that Sanders failed to mention is that it was Trump who politicized this issue. The president boasted that he did more than past presidents to comfort the families of fallen military men and women. Not only was it inaccurate, it was also pointless. We could see Trump trying to spin news about the economy or war on terror in a positive light as that’s simple politics, but there was no reason to make such petty claims regarding dead servicemen and women.
Calling and writing letters to the families of fallen military personnel is something that all presidents have done. For Trump to brag that he’s done more, shows how little his administration has actually accomplished, since he has no real achievements to talk about.
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