Fox News Just defended Trump’s words by saying “It was a Special Thing”
President Donald Trump finally picked up his phone and called Myeshia Johnson, widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed in the line of duty in Niger, but not before falsely implying that President Barack Obama and President George W. Bush did not call grieving families of fallen service members.
However, Trump couldn’t even offer condolences on the call. He instead insulted the widow and her husband saying, “knew what he signed up for”. In addition, the President could not even remember the slain sergeant’s name.
While most of the people agree that Trump made an insensitive phone call to the widow of Sgt Johnson, the president’s favourite propaganda show, Fox & Friends is not. The hosts of the show are not backing down from its central mission of defending the indefensible actions of Donald Trump.
The set on “Fox & Friends” moved into damage control on Wednesday after reports that President Donald Trump told the widow of a fallen U.S. soldier that “he knew what he signed up for.”
Co-host Ainsley Earhardt chided the president’s armchair critics and U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), who claimed Tuesday that she had heard the president’s call to the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson. Johnson was one of four special-services soldiers killed in Niger earlier this month.
“Out of all the things you want to complain about the president, this is not something you should be complaining about,” Earhardt said. “In my opinion because he called the family to say. ‘I’m really sorry, thank you for your sacrifice.’ She didn’t like the tone. She didn’t like the way he phrased one sentence. Do you really think the president was calling to condemn the family?”
They showed a shameful and un-American display saying that Mrs Johnson should have been grateful to hear from the president at all. She should have no reason to nitpick over the dishonourable way he handled her or her husband’s memory.
“Who are you to sit there and say, ‘I am offended by the way the president, by the president’s tone to this family,’” co-host Brian Kilmeade said of Representative Frederica Wilson’s disgust over the call.
To say Fox News would be treating the situation very differently if the same action were taken by President Obama is almost too obvious to bring up. The fact is that neither Obama, nor any president before him, would behave in such a heartless matter, and there is no excusing Trump’s behaviour.
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