Well, it seems the liberal mainstream media has discovered its newest Trump-shaming obsession, and, naturally are talking about it ad nauseum. This one began on Wednesday after President Trump was said to have disrespected a gold star widow by saying the fallen soldier “knew what he signed up for.”
Oh, but it isn’t it awfully convenient that everyone seems to have forgotten that former President Obama practically did the same thing in a 2009 speech standing before a crowd at a police graduation in Columbus, Ohio?
To help with recollection, let’s take a gander at Obama’s remarks from that speech:
The job you signed up for is not easy. It can mean long shifts and late nights. It demands focus, and determination, and great bravery in the face of unknown dangers. When you run into that building or chase down that suspect, you will be risking your own life in order to protect the lives of men and women you have never met, and some that you may never know.
But you knew all that when you joined the academy. You knew the risks involved, you knew the sacrifices required, and yet you stood up and said, ‘I’ll take that risk. I’ll make that sacrifice. I will do that job.’
Nevertheless, Florida Democrat Rep. Frederica Wilson decided to use Trump’s comment against him, saying that Trump made gold star widow Myeshia Johnson cry when he called her to console her over the loss of Sgt. La David T. Johnson.
Naturally, the media ran wild with that, and the rest is history.
However, Trump has since defended himself with this tweet:
Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2017
“I didn’t say what that congresswoman said,” the president added before a White House meeting with the senators. “Didn’t say it at all, she knows it.”
According to Trump’s account, he “had a very nice conversation with the woman, with the wife, who sounded like a lovely woman.”
But of course, no one is talking about that. Sad, indeed.