If you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, Donald Trump has utterly disgraced the office the presidency first by ignoring the deaths of 4 soldiers killed in Niger. Then, when shamed into calling the families, he cruelly dismissed the sacrifice of Sgt. La David Johnson both by forgetting his name and telling his widow “He knew what he signed up for.”
After that disastrous remark was made public by, Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) a lifelong friend of Sgt. Johnson, Trump called her a liar. He then had his Chief of Staff, retired Gen. John Kelly piss away his integrity and honor by using his military service to shield his boss in the most grotesque way imaginable. During his 12 minutes self-immolation, Kelly talked about how gold star families and women used to be “sacred” in America and how sick it was that Rep. Wilson was so disrespectful towards the military.
So it begs the question of how Kelly will respond to what his boss just did. Minutes ago as of this writing, Trump made an already horrible situation inifintely worse by calling Myeshia Johnson, Sgt. Johnson’s widow, a liar after she was quoted on Good Morning America as saying that Trump couldn’t remember her husband’s name.
I used Keith Olbermann’s tweet because it expresses the rage the country should be feeling: right now at what a monstrous pig of a president we have:
THIS SON OF A BITCH JUST CALLED A NEWLY WIDOWED MILITARY WIFE A LIAR pic.twitter.com/up1AMSK7Cg
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) October 23, 2017
Trump, of course, is lying. We know he’s lying because that’s ALL he ever does. He didn’t give a damn about the men killed under his watch until nagged by the press so why would he take the time to bother learning their names? We’ll see if he trots Kelly out to cover for him again. Now that he’s already thrown away his pride and integrity, there’s no reason for Kelly not to fully embrace “alternative facts.”
Trump’s white nationalist base, of course, will side with their Fuher and the death threats are sure to come, which is odd since just a few days ago, disrespecting the military and their families was treason in the eyes of the right wing.
It’s going to be amazing to watch how quickly all that gets tossed out the window.
There’s a monster in the White House and Republican put him there. Remember that when you vote. Remember that every time you vote.