A Fallen Soldier’s Sister Just Responded to Trump’s Obama Comments
This Morning Donald Trump lied to America again by publicly insulting Barack Obama and his Presidency. According to our Current President , Barack Obama never called the Family of a slain soldier. Just listen to Trump’s own words..
Trump just claimed no President has ever called families of fallen troops, insulting thousands of Gold Star Families pic.twitter.com/G3gW160Wfn
— Vets Against Trump (@commondefense) October 16, 2017
“The toughest calls I have to make are the calls where this happens soldiers are killed,” Trump said. “It’s a very difficult thing. Now it gets to a point where you make four or five of them in one day, it’s a very, very tough day. For me that’s by far the toughest. So the traditional way, if you look at President Obama and other presidents, most of them didn’t make calls, a lot of them didn’t make calls. I like to call when it’s appropriate, when I think I’m able to do it.”
After hearing this Obama Bashing, a fallen soldier’s sister just decided to speak up against Trump. Delilia O’Malley whose brother was killed during the time of President Bush wrote a powerful message on Twitter!
— Delilia O'Malley (@DeliliaOMalley) October 16, 2017
that's a fucking lie. to say president obama (or past presidents) didn't call the family members of soldiers KIA – he's a deranged animal.
— Alyssa Mastromonaco (@AlyssaMastro44) October 16, 2017
After Insulting President Obama , Donald Trump tried to change his stand by saying “And a lot of presidents don’t, they write letters. … I do a combination of both. Sometimes, it’s a very difficult thing to do, but I do a combination of both. President Obama, I think, probably did sometimes, and maybe sometimes he didn’t, I don’t know, that’s what I was told,” Trump said.
Actually Trump’s claim about Obama and other presidents ignoring grieving Gold Star families stands no ground. Obama’s calls and visits to service families and ailing veterans were well-documented during his time in office. Former White House photographer Pete Souza posted a photo Monday of Obama consoling the parents of Army Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti in 2009. Souza wrote on Instagram that the 44th President visited “hundreds” of military family members and wounded soldiers.
Barack Obama made at least two high-profile visits to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to see the dignified transfers of slain soldiers. He saluted the return of 15 fallen troops in 2009 and returned two years later to spend more than an hour meeting with about 250 relatives of 30 soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan when their helicopter was shot.