When a new hatchet job on President Trump popped up a couple of days ago, I put together a draft but did not publish it since with Trump the story isn’t over until the fat lady sings.
In this case, the fat lady is General John Kelly, Trump’s Chief of Staff.
The media ran with a weird Negro Congresswoman’s story that Trump had disrespected a dead black soldier and his family by making a phone call of condolences. So, they said Trump is a racist and he doesn’t respect the military.
Today, General Kelly offered an emotional statement that vindicated Trump and left the libtards almost speechless.
This story was big on Sean Hannity’s and Joe Pags’ radio shows.
Excerpt from CNN
Washington (CNN)White House chief of staff John Kelly, in an extraordinary and at times emotional statement Thursday, said he was “stunned” by what a Democratic congresswoman told reporters after she listened in on President Donald Trump’s call to the widow of a fallen soldier.
Kelly, a Gold Star father, said he was “brokenhearted” by the congresswoman’s criticism and said that he had advised Trump on what to say before he called the families of the four fallen soldiers who died during an ambush in Niger. Kelly said he encouraged Trump to echo words Gen. Joseph Dunford offered to Kelly when his own son was killed in Afghanistan.
“He was doing exactly what he wanted to do when he was killed. He knew what he was getting into by joining that 1%. He knew what the possibilities were because we were at war,” Kelly said, channeling Dunford’s words to him upon the death of Kelly’s son. “And when he died he was surrounded by the best men on this earth, his friends. That’s what the President tried to say to the four families the other day.”
Rep. Frederica Wilson told CNN Tuesday evening that Trump told the widow that her husband “knew what he signed up for, but I guess it still hurt.”
Wilson, who listened in on the call via speakerphone because she is close with the family, said on CNN’s “New Day” Wednesday morning that Trump didn’t appear to know Sgt. La David Johnson’s name and that his widow “broke down” after her call with the President. Johnson was among the four US soldiers killed by enemy fire in the October 4 ambush.
Cowanda Jones-Johnson, a family member who raised Johnson, told CNN Wednesday that Wilson’s account of the call between Trump and Johnson’s widow, Myeshia, was “very accurate.”
Trump denied Wilson’s account in both a tweet and a statement made at the White House.
While Kelly did not contradict Wilson’s account, he suggested her decision to speak out about the conversation “eroded a great deal” the sacrifice of men and women in uniform.
“Let’s not let this maybe last thing that is held sacred in our society, a young man, a young woman going out and giving his or her life for our country, let’s try to somehow keep that sacred,” Kelly said.
Kelly prefaced his criticism by drawing on his own experiences losing a son — which he rarely discusses publicly — to paint a picture for Americans of the ultimate sacrifice only a sliver of the population will ever know.
In gut-wrenching detail, Kelly spoke of the meticulous process by which the bodies of American troops are returned to the United States — “their first stop is when they are packed in ice” — and spoke of military casualty officers proceeding “to break the heart of a family member” by informing them of their child or spouse’s death.
He spoke of war buddies phoning families, like his, to share stories of the fallen and said the letters from commanders and the President of the United States don’t help ease the pain.
Kelly’s place at the podium came days after Trump pulled his chief of staff into the political storm by saying in an interview with Fox News: “You could ask General Kelly, did he get a call from Obama?”
The answer to that question was no, Kelly said Thursday, though he stressed “that was not a criticism.”
In fact, Kelly said he advised Trump not to phone the families of fallen soldiers because “if you’re not in the family, if you’ve never worn the uniform, if you’re not in combat, you can’t even begin to imagine how to make that call.”
When Trump insisted on making the calls, Kelly offered advice.
But Kelly said Wilson exhibited “selfish behavior” with her account of the call.
The former four-star Marine Corps general said Wilson’s words prompted him to leave the White House to go to Arlington National Cemetery and “go walk among the finest men and women on this earth.”
The rest of the CNN story mixes anti-Trump rhetoric with criticism of Kelly for not criticizing Trump. The excerpt above summarizes the meat of the story.
The hatred of Donald Trump (because he’s white?) continues in this outburst of psychobabble from The Miami Herald.
Here’s a short excerpt:
Everything is always about him.
His ego, not the nation, is President Donald Trump’s first priority.
If he proved anything this week, it’s that the consoler-in-chief role isn’t made for a man with his short-circuited emotional range.
President Trump is tone deaf. He can’t even carry out a condolence call to a pregnant widow with kind words that comfort like an embrace. He can’t muster the pathos and empathy that the depths of grief call for.
He doesn’t have it in him to be compassionate.
He doesn’t have it him to show, God forbid, an ounce of humility.
He doesn’t have it him to carry himself with the dignity and tact the presidency requires.
And so the MSM continues to propagandize rather than simply report the news. Make no mistake. Anti-Trump propaganda is anti-white propaganda. It’s aimed at every white person in the world. Until we have our own ethnostate, free from diversity, we’ll have to listen to this kind of nonsense every day for the rest of our lives.
I’m tired of it.