CNN reports, it’s just insane:
Breaking his public silence about four American soldiers killed during an ambush in Niger, President Donald Trump said Monday he’d penned personal letters to their families and planned to phone them later this week.
He also claimed, without merit, that his predecessors hadn’t written or called the families of slain American troops during their tenures, though the tradition of presidents reaching out after US servicemen are killed in action is long-established.
Trump said he’d written the letters over the weekend, and suggested they’d be mailed early this week. He was speaking 12 days after the ambush — the deadliest combat incident since he took office.
Folks, can you imagine the outcry if President Barack Obama had waited 12 days to comment on four Americans who died at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi? This isn’t the first case of eye-popping hypocrisy from the Trump administration–the recently-disclosed use of a private email server by numerous White House staff after Trump blew his opponents’ private email server out of all earthly proportion.
But these are four dead Americans. And it took Donald Trump 12 days even to acknowledge they had died.
How can anyone excuse this?