So the media is going crazy over this report that just came out tonight – it has to do with what Trump told a pregnant widow of a soldier who died in the attack in Niger.
— CNN (@CNN) October 18, 2017
Apparently he told her, “he knew what he signed up for…” and that sounds kinda terrible.
NOW… this story has a lot of holes. First of all the report is from a congresswoman who absolutely despises Trump. That means she’s likely coloring the report to be as bad as possible.
— ginger maddox (@gingercbsmaddox) October 17, 2017
“Yes, he said it,” Frederica Wilson said. “It’s so insensitive. He should have not have said that. He shouldn’t have said it.”
— Tania Francois (@SheBreaksNews) October 18, 2017
Also, the quote doesn’t stop there – he says, “he knew what he signed up for, but when it happens, it hurts anyway,” so the point of the sentence was to try to sympathize with her pain. Had it just been the first part, it would have been much worse.
Finally, we don’t know how the widow herself reacted to this – we only know from second hand accounts. And really that’s what counts.
Now you all KNOW I’m not a fan of Trump – I’m not defending him here out of partisanship, I’m just pointing out the media isn’t to be trusted on these matters.
— Rick Folbaum (@RickFolbaum) October 18, 2017
And the media is running with this like crazy because they think it’ll show how terrible Trump is. I’m not sure that’s quite right. We have to see some more confirmation of exactly what he said, and how the widow herself took his phone call.