Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad! – President Donald J. Trump, 10/18/17 on Twitter
Foxnews.com reports that
As many Democrats weaponize Gold Star families against the GOP, mainstream media outlets now seem to be approaching the families of dead soldiers one by one in an attempt to find the next controversy surrounding President Trump.
Earlier this week, Trump said former President Obama and past presidents didn’t always call the families of soldiers who died while serving the country during a Rose Garden press conference.
“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,” Trump said. “I like to call when it’s appropriate.”
These comments by Trump lit a fire under Democrats, both in the media and in Washington.
Gold Star widows and parents were all over the place on Wednesday, from CNN to The New York Times, mostly to criticize Trump. The Washington Post successfully found a Gold Star father who alleged that Trump didn’t come through on a $25,000 promise, while The Associated Press even tweeted a glorified classified ad with the hope of locating more Gold Star families willing to chat.
“Are you a member of a Gold Star family who’s had contact with the White House? Confidentially share your story here,” the AP tweeted.
A former Reuters contributor commented that the AP’s tweet “seems outside the scope” of journalism.
Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., took it to a new level by criticizing what she claimed Trump recently said on a call to a fallen soldier’s widow. Trump fired back, tweeting that the congresswoman “totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad!”
The situation has received so much attention that White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was forced to address it during Wednesday’s press briefing.
“I think it’s appalling what the congresswoman has done and the way she’s politicized this issue and the way that she’s trying to make this about something that it isn’t,” she said.
Back in 2005, Cindy Sheehan protested the Iraq war outside of President George W. Bush’s Texas ranch after her son, Spc. Casey Sheehan, died while serving in Iraq. She picked up a ton of media attention in the process, and Democrats must have taken notice.
Over a decade later, a different Gold Star family, Khizr and Ghazala Khan, were given an opportunity to speak at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
Their son, Capt. Humayun Khan, was killed in 2004 during the Iraq war. But the Pakistani-American Khans were there to trash then-candidate Trump as much as they were on hand to honor their son, according to some supporters of the president.
“Donald Trump, you’re asking Americans to trust you with their future. Let me ask you, have you even read the United States Constitution? I will gladly lend you my copy,” Khizr Khan said as he waived a copy of the Constitution.
The Khans were back in the news on Tuesday, mocking Trump in a statement to The Hill.
Trump’s “selfish and divisive actions have undermined the dignity of the high office of the presidency,” they said in a statement.
The families of fallen soldiers now are used as political ammunition and, sadly, there seems to be no end in sight in the current media landscape.
Just how classless of a human being do you have to be to use Gold Star Families as a Political Weapon against a sitting president?
What is ironic about this is the fact that previous Democratic Presidents have used our Brightest and Best as everything from props in photo ops to waiters at White House Banquets.
And, for this Coca-Cola Cowgirl of a Congresswoman to say, as she did while speaking to the Press yesterday, that the deaths of four servicemen in Niger is anywhere close to being like the massacre of four Americans at the U.S. Embassy Compound in Benghazi, Libya, not only strains credulity, it shatters it into little pieces.
I was going to show the well-publicized picture of the blood stained wall of the American Consulate, but, that image is probably already seared in your mind, as it is in mine. In fact, there are a lot of images that once again race through my mind as I sit here at my computer.
I remember the image of a lone terrorist, brandishing a machine gun, standing in front of the burning Benghazi Consulate.
I also remember the image of Benghazi barbarians dragging a murdered Ambassador Chris Stevens through the streets, taking pictures every few yards, with their cell phones.
My mind envisions the image of two brave Americans, up on a roof holding off 100 Muslim Terrorists, trying desperately to hold out for help which was denied to them, until finally the overwhelming numbers which comprise the horde of barbarians, murdered them as well.
I imagine Ambassador Stevens’ elderly mother, making the trip from the West Coast to the East Coast to pick up the lifeless body of her abused and murdered son, whom she and her entire family were so proud of.
Finally, I remember the show of hypocrisy involving Obama, Hillary, and Members of his anti-American Administration solemnly welcoming the bodies of those brave Americans home…while the strategically placed cameras rolled.
Hey, “Cowgirl”…there is a big difference in your and your bosses in the Democratic Party’s attempt to smear Trump by using our Gold Star Families and the massacre of 4 brave Americans over 5 years ago in Benghazi. Just ask the families of those that were so savagely murdered that fateful night.
So, now, you desperate political hacks in the Democratic Party and your Propaganda Arm, the Main Stream Media, are once again trying to use our Armed Forces to further your Progressive Agenda.
Wasn’t using them as guinea pigs for Social Experimentation for the last 8 years enough?
Now, you have to use them as Political Weapons after they have given that last measure of sacrifice for you ungrateful louts?
Go get Mr. Soros to pay for some more “protesters”.
You lowlife, unethical, sore loser political weasels give hypocrites a bad name.
Until He Comes,