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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Trump Sought To Backtrack His Obama Comment (VIDEO)




When four US citizens (Embassy officials, security detail, and US Ambassador Stevens) died in the US Consulate attack in Benghazi, both President Obama and Security of State Clinton met the returning Americans in death.




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After the death of four US Green Berets in Niger not only did Trump avoid mention of the deaths, he played golf upon their arrival back to their country.

 

Not only has Trump failed in showing any level of concern or respect for the deceased Army Special Forces, he has only initiated contact with the families of the dead after a typically disgusting response to a reporter's questions during yesterday's Rose Garden (Mitch McConnell) fiasco.

For two full weeks, Trump has avoided any mention of the deaths of four American Green Berets in the African nation of Niger. Of course, we all knew US troops were assigned to Niger, right?  Yes of course. we knew.

We can add another set of US military deaths to Trump's growing string of US troops killed in situations which seem avoidable. How is it possible the small group of Army Special Forces headed to a local village fell victim to an ISIS attack by 50 or more fighters?  Whatever happened to US INTEL, and command competency?  

Moreover, whatever happened to leadership from the Oval Office when such deaths take place. I personally recall the sad scenes of Barack Obama, and in some cases, his wife Michelle, comforting and offering national condolences to military Gold Star families. Trump has allowed two weeks to pass and seem to only have addressed the deaths when questions at today's Rose Garden visit.




“The traditional way, if you look at President Obama and other presidents, most of them didn’t make calls. A lot of them didn’t make calls,” he said. “I like to call when it’s appropriate when I think I’m able to do it.” 

(NBC)

Of course, we know trump resorted to his common refrain of "Obama didn't do it." 



Within seconds of his initial lie, watch as Trump offers his common backtrack. 


Is it possible the nation is acclimating to a new norm of a US President who's initial thought on all matters is to lie? Often the lie is so weak and feeble, even Trump cannot defend the lie. As you watched the linked video, did you notice Mitch McConnell standing nearby like a horse tied to a post awaiting its owner's next move?

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