Trump: Such a Damn Hypocrite It’s Just Frigging Ridiculous

President Donald Trump.

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?

14 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. unnamed says:

    Because rules are for everybody else.  That's how they excuse it.

  2. Old Time Dem says:

    He claims he wrote letters over the weekend but didn't mail them. Then he's not sure when they'll be mailed–because it almost certain he hasn't actually written them.

    How long will the "evangelical" and "patriotic" morons who voted for this worthless sack of meat continue to lap up the shit that spews daily from him?

    • RepealAndReplace says:

      At least until the Iowa caucuses in 2020.

    • Gilpin Guy says:

      I think he got confused.  The original excuse was supposed to be that the dog ate the letters before he could mail them but then he remembered that he doesn't have a dog because they might siphon a tiny bit of attention away from him.

    • JohnInDenver says:

      Actually, Trump said he had written the letters to the soldiers, the ones we are all talking about. [Read the transcript.]

      Trump's confusion, writing letters to dead people, might be the best reason for the delay. His Sad!-ministration staff, wanting the letters to follow the customary form and be to the surviving family members of "the soldiers we are talking about," needed to have them sit for awhile before asking Trump to make another effort.

  3. Genghis says:

    Since it is not at all clear that Trump is actually literate, the term "wrote" and any variation thereon should appear in quotes in any discussion regarding what Trump allegedly "wrote."

  4. notaskinnycooknotaskinnycook says:

    He is ridiculous, but the tweet from Pres. Obama's Deputy Chief of Staff is great, and you won't see it on TV or in "family" newspapers, due to the language:

  5. DavieDavie says:

    “President Obama, I think probably did sometimes, and maybe sometimes he didn’t. I don’t know. That’s what I was told.”

    Sounds like an excuse a 5 year old would use when caught in a lie.


  6. DawnPatrol says:

    Rules, ethics, honor, decency, integrity, accountability, morality, trustworthiness, balance, compromise, fair play, rule of law, compassion, empathy, caring for others, courage, wisdom, genuine patriotism — each is expected of (and is demonstrated solely by) Democrats only. No one ever looks to or expects these things of the gop anymore.

    Ask yourselves why…

    Dear America — especially gop voters: EXAMINE WHAT THE FUCK YOU TOLERATE!

  7. Old Time Dem says:

    Trump told the pregnant widow of a slain soldier that "he must have known what he signed up for."

    Trump is malignant.

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