Widow of slain US serviceman confirms President Trump a buffoon


#21

I have a different explanation.

Trump is a narcissist sociopath who can’t possibly comfort another person because he fundamentally doesn’t give a shit about other people.

Your explanation gives him the benefit of the doubt and the tacit assumption that he has any humanity whatsoever. No offense, but fuck that. I find this an extremely dubious assumption, as I’ve never seen him do a single thing to justify this, including boasting, preemptively, that he has somehow done a far better job than previous presidents in this role.


#22

He didn’t have to, it just comes naturally for him.


#23

By repeating his own disproven claims about what was said and publicly dragging this out rather than admitting he’s made a mistake he’s calling her a liar.

If that’s not a blatant attack then it says something about how low we’ve set the bar.


#24

America has decided to commit the largest murder-suicide in history, and its chosen weapon is a sociopathic narcissist named Donald Trump.


#25

Yes, but we are not the president. I would expect more from somebody in that office.

Hell! Have the competence to have people supply you with the basics like the mans name on a card before calling.

Flames


#26

Or at the very least “I misspoke and I didn’t intend to cause any harm.”

Look - no one MAKES him do these things. If you don’t want to take the time to do something like this - then DON’T! It would be much, much better to not do it, rather than do something half assed. I get it, I am bad with names. But if I was calling someone about their dead husband, I would god damn well know his name. I guess I don’t know the context of the “He knew what he was getting into.” I can’t imagine that being anything else than tone deaf at best. (I could see someone making the point that he was a brave soldier willing to sacrifice his life for his country.) That is why I would have scripted points laid out if I was prone to saying stupid shit. If I said stupid shit, I’d apologize about that coming out wrong.


#27

Kelly did a good job? He slandered Congresswoman Wilson, and did it by dragging in a completely unrelated issue (her speech at an FBI facility-opening.) Not to mention his crap about saying only Gold Star people had the right to ask him questions on the subject.


#28

Sure, but unlike 45, most of us have also had the experience of saying something compassionate and coherent.


#29

Woahh. . . back up. . . you’re throwing out a cake? More details please.


#30

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#31

That’s way too military junta for my taste.


#32

Well, of course. But I think this also another one of those parts of the job that Trump had no clue about, didn’t want to do (of course, who would), and shrugged off like a lot of the other duties he just ignores (like. . . filling important administration positions.)

He doesn’t want to do his job, when he does it he does it poorly, then makes excuses or calls someone a liar, then has his staff try and clean up the mess in a painfully heavy handed way.


#33

That would be so out of character for him. It would instantly be obvious that the words weren’t Trump’s and that it isn’t a sincere statement. You’re right other presidents would have said that, but Trump can’t.


#34

I am struck by how Mrs. Johnson details her family’s relationship with their congressperson – Feels to me like Trumpistan really maligned a woman who is a great congressperson. Probably why they feel her barrel is so empty – she’s connected with her community.


#35

But the coupon… he wouldn’t give it away.


#36

There was an especially disgusting moment during the campaign where Trump said he had always wanted a Purple Heart. Did he say how much he wanted a Medal of Honor today?


#37

somehow lol


#38

At this point it’s so bad it kind of counts as a special kind of accomplishment that he manages to keep one-upping himself. “Oh, you thought it was bad when I insulted a former POW and a Gold Star family during the campaign? Well what if I personally smack-talk a pregnant widow who just received her dead husband’s body?


#39

I swear, there’s so much hate in Trump’s heart that you could clip jumper cables to his nipples and start up a school bus.


#40

He was talking about lunch.