(National Sentinel) Politicizing Death: The Democratic Party has long since lost its direction in terms of policy ideas that are appropriate for a constitutional republic, but it’s also losing its soul.
In recent days President Donald J. Trump was accused of being “insensitive” during a consoling phone call to a Gold Star family who lost their son and husband, Army Special Forces Sgt. La David Johnson, in a Niger ambush.
One of those doing the accusing was Rep. Frederica Wilson, a little-known congressional Democrat from Florida who used the occasion to pick yet another fight with the president in a never-ending bid by her party to paint Trump as “unfit” for office.
But another Gold Star widow has released an audio recording of a phone call she received from the president who consoled her on the loss of her husband, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar.
“I am so sorry to hear about the whole situation,” Trump can be heard telling Gold Star widow Natasha De Alencar, whose husband was killed in Afghanistan. “What a horrible thing, except that he’s an unbelievable hero.”
“Thank you,” she replied, as reported by The Daily Caller. “I really. really appreciate it. I really do, sir.”
Also, the president offered her the opportunity to come visit him at the White House if she ever makes it to Washington, D.C.
“If you’re around Washington, you come over and see me in the Oval Office,” Trump said. “You just come over and see me because you are just the kind of family…this is what we want.”
Continuing, Trump said, “Say hello to your children, and tell them your father, he was a great hero that I respected. Just tell them I said your father was a great hero.”
The commander-in-chief noted further that fellow soldiers who served with De Alencar praised him as well, saying he “was…just an amazing, an amazing guy…and that he’s a great hero.”
Nevertheless, Wilson continued to relish her 15 minutes of Trump-bashing fame on Friday as the usual media suspects courted her, giving her plenty of airtime to continue politicizing U.S. soldiers’ deaths like the disgusting person that she is.
Meantime, most other Gold Star families — those who have been contacted by the president and those who haven’t — are not buying into this Democratic hit job.
Craig Gross, whose son was Cpl. Frank Robert Gross, told CNN that Trump’s “words are basically being taken and misconstrued.”
“President Trump is doing a lot of good things as far as Gold Star families are concerned,” Gross said. “I believe that if you interviewed him personally, one on one, you would find that he is very, very empathetic and very compassionate, not only toward Gold Star families but also in regards to our active duty.”
No doubt that’s true.
Playing politics with the deaths of U.S. service personnel is not only heartless and cruel, but it’s probably one the dumbest things any party could do — which explains why Democrats think it’s a ‘winning issue.’
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