If there’s a day in Donald Trump’s presidency that proves he doesn’t deserve to be anywhere near the White House, today was that day.
After several days of attacking Democratic Congresswoman Frederica Wilson because she exposed his disrespectful comments to the widow of Green Beret Sgt. La David Johnson, Trump did something even worse. As today was the day that Johnson would be laid to rest and honored for his courage, Trump decided to ‘honor’ the fallen soldier’s funeral by doing something truly despicable.
While Wilson and many other officials paid their respects and attended Johnson’s funeral, Trump was nowhere to be found. Where was he? Playing golf at his country club in Virginia – for the THIRD weekend in a row!
Not to mention, this was AFTER Trump started the day by trashing Wilson, who clearly cares for the country’s soldiers far more than he does:
Needless to say, it didn’t take long for Twitter to rip Trump apart.
If Trump wanted to make a case for his innocence and clear his horrendous reputation, the least he could have done was attend this funeral and console Sgt. Johnson’s family after telling them that Johnson “knew what he signed up for.” Trump clearly has zero compassion or empathy – and he’s done tons to show it.
MSNBC’s Joy Reid couldn’t help but point out how completely awful it was that Trump and his Chief of Staff, John Kelly, continued to fight and attack Wilson and Johnson’s family on the day of his funeral. Reid stated:
“This morning Sgt. Johnson is being laid to rest in south Florida, and Frederica Wilson – who started a mentoring program in Miami in 1993 that La David Johnson and his brothers were part of, who knew him and his brothers since they were children, and who was the principal of the school now named for her that La David Johnson’s uncle graduated from and who was close enough to the family that she represents in Congress that they wanted her to be in that car. She is at the funeral as we speak, while General Kelly and his boss Donald Trump are still standing by their attacks on her. Like I said, extraordinary.”
She’s exactly right. You can watch a report on Trump’s disgusting behavior below:
— Sean Colarossi (@SeanColarossi) October 21, 2017
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