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  • President Trump's "Failure to Communicate"

    10/25/2017 12:05:29 AM PDT · by kathsua · 20 replies
    A Janitor's View ^ | 10/23/17 | Reasonmclucus
    President Donald Trump had a "failure to communicate" when he talked to Myeshia Johnson about the death of her husband Sgt. La David Johnson who was one of the Green Berets killed during a mission in Niger. Trump failed to consider the implications of the concept that "men are from Mars and women are from Venus. Veteran sitcom viewers are very familiar with the basic plot. The man says or does something that those of us of the male persuasion consider perfectly sensible and the wife or girl friend blows her top because the female brain sometimes interprets statements and...
  • Should President Trump Stop Calling Gold Star Widows?

    10/23/2017 7:52:38 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 45 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 10/23/17 | Bob Parks
    General John Kelly told the president that calling Gold Star widows might not be a good idea. It was probably because it was at a time when emotions were tender. It's also clear because as in most things today, there's an opportunity to have things politicized by those ready, willing, and able to exploit such calls for political purposes.
  • Trump disputes Gold Star widow's account of phone call

    10/23/2017 6:57:07 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 160 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 23, 2017 | Mallory Shelbourne
    President Trump early Monday disputed the account of his phone call with a Gold Star widow, who provided a description of the call earlier that morning in an interview. “I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, and spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation!” Trump wrote on Twitter, referencing one of the Green Berets killed earlier this month in an ambush in Niger. Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, and spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation! 8:30 AM -...
  • Rep. Frederica Wilson pledges not to comment any further on Gold Star widow's phone call with Trump

    10/20/2017 8:27:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 19, 2017 | Diana Stancy Correll
    Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., says she will no longer comment on a Gold Star widow's phone call with President Trump after White House chief of staff John Kelly's emotional press briefing in which he criticized the lawmaker for politicizing the call. "The congresswoman will not be making any further comment on the issue because the focus should be on helping a grieving widow and family heal, not on her or Donald Trump," Wilson's spokesperson said in a statement Thursday. Earlier in the day, Wilson had said Kelly's statements were motivated so he could keep his position in the White House....
  • Rep. Frederica Wilson laughs that controversy over Gold Star widow has made her 'a rock star'

    10/19/2017 6:40:00 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 105 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 19, 2017 | Philip Wegmann
    A Florida woman is grieving the loss of her husband Army Sgt. La David Johnson. She's thinking about the orphaned children her husband left behind, probably wondering how she will parent a six-year-old, a toddler, and an unborn child who will never know her father. But down in Florida, Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson is enjoying her newfound fame after she politicized the president's call to the widow. According to a local news report, Wilson is even laughing. "You mean to tell me that I've become so important that the White House is following me and my words?" she said laughing,...