Fox News Host: Widow Of Fallen Soldier Should Be Thankful For Trump’s Call
In an attempt to clean up the growing controversy surrounding Donald Trump’s stunningly insensitive response to the ISIS ambush in Niger that killed four Americans two weeks ago, Fox News has gone into damage control mode to save Trump from his offensive phone call to the grieving widow of one of the soldiers Tuesday night.
Trump stunned observers Tuesday night when he reportedly called Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, to say her husband (whose name he forgot) “knew what he signed up for.”
At the time of the call, Johnson who was en route to meet her husband’s remains at the Miami airport, and she was crushed. “Basically, I guess he knew what he signed up for, but I guess it still hurts.” The widow reportedly sobbed after hanging up with him, saying that the president “didn’t even know his name.
But Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt thinks that the army widow should be thankful that President Trump called her at all.
“My response to this was the president of the United States of America called to say, “Thank you for your service. I’m sorry for your sacrifice.” That in it of itself is extremely special that the president of the United States picked up the phone to call these families.”
However, there is no report that Trump said, “Thank you for your service. I’m sorry for your sacrifice.” If he had done what any normal person in his position would have done, this wouldn’t be an issue. Instead, Trump pointedly failed to offer up his sympathies, or offer his respects.
Fox’s Earnhardt then added insult by claiming Trump’s time is so valuable that it’s “extremely special that the president of the United States picked up the phone” to call the widow.
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