Over the last several days, the left has upped their attacks on President Trump by using Gold Star families as their nasty fodder. After Trump stated that Barack Obama didn’t call families of fallen soldiers, liberals and the mainstream media have been doing all they can to shift the blame back to the president. Now these families are furious seeing how they are being manipulated into doing the left’s dirty work, and are firing back in a big way.
The loss of a family member is never easy but when a military family member passes away in combat it can be even more difficult. That is why a phone call from the president of the United States can bring tremendous comfort to a grieving family trying to make sense of their loss. Earlier this week, President Trump commented on the lack of phone calls that previous presidents including Barack Obama didn’t make to the families of fallen soldiers.
“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.”
Of course, the left sprung into action to protect Barack Obama from the bad publicity by weaponizing Gold Star families against the GOP and President Trump.
After that, suddenly Gold Star families began to appear on CNN and articles wrote in The New York Times attempting to smear President Trump’s lack of leadership. Though the most successful smear article came from the Washington Post, where a Gold Star father stated that President Trump offered $25,000 but never delivered on his promise. Then, The Associated Press posted a glorified classified ad on Twitter in hopes of finding more families that would be willing to trash President Trump.
“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.
Now, some Gold Star families are sick of being used as political fodder and are speaking out against these dirty leftist tactics publically.
Here is more from BizPac Review:
The father of one of the Green Berets killed in Niger offered a blistering rebuke of the fervid criticism being directed at President Donald Trump over a condolence call to a widow of a deceased soldier.
In an interview with Time Magazine, Arnold Wright, the father of Army Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright, said he spoke with Trump on the phone and the president’s remarks were “appropriate.” He also said his son did know what he signed up for.
“I’ll say it: my son knew what he signed up for. He signed up to be a Green Beret. He had no illusions about what that meant,” said the Gold Star father who also served in the military. “My son came from a military family with a tradition that dates back to 1812. He fully knew what it means to serve and the risk involved.”
Wright’s input coming after Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., politicized a phone call Trump made to the widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson, ripping the president for his “insensitive remarks.”
Wilson, who’s furiously spinning the incident in Niger as “Mr. Trump’s Benghazi,” was sitting with Johnson’s widow as she spoke to Trump and claimed he told the grieving woman her husband “knew what he signed up for.”
Trump has denied the claim and tweeted Wednesday that Wilson, “totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action.”
White House chief of staff John Kelly, a retired United States Marine Corps general who lost his son in Afghanistan in 2010, thought Trump’s remarks were “completely appropriate” and “respectful,” according to press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Wright said he spoke with the president for about 20 minutes, saying “the tone was great” and that he had no qualms with it coming two weeks after his son was killed.
“His comments were appropriate,” he told Time Magazine.
“He talked to me about the loss of my son and how he served with honor and dignity and he just wanted to give me a call to thank me,” Wright said. “I told him the kind of man Dustin was. We talked about his deployment.
“We got troops out there with no air cover. There are still teams in the country. That was the main point that was the conversation.”
There are plenty of issues that need to be addressed in our country and for the left to be obsessing over protecting Barack Obama seems somewhat counterproductive. These Gold Star families have suffered a loss that never will completely heal, and for the left to weaponize their pain is cruel and insensitive. It is way past time for Democrats to give up on their neurotic attacks on President Trump and work together for the good of the country and leave Gold Star families out of it.