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“Yes, he said it! It’s so insensitive. He should have not have said that. He shouldn’t have said it.”  –Rep. Frederica Wilson

It’s bad enough Trump was out golfing Oct. 7 when Sgt. La David Johnson’s body arrived at Dover AFB along with the three other special forces members who were killed in Niger.  It was worse when Trump lied to reporters that he had made calls to the slain soldier’s families, only to lie again later that other presidents never called Gold Star families. 

But the worst came on Tuesday, when Trump actually did finally get around to making those phone calls.

According to Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Miami Gardens), Trump called Johnson’s widow, and instead of offering condolences, he said Sgt. Johnson knew what he signed up for”.  

Imagine: Mrs. Johnson is pregnant at home with a 2-year old and a 6-year old. She is already devastated by losing her husband, and now she had to listen to this completely inappropriate, un-empathetic sociopath tell her essentially sh** happens.

Every day—every single F-ing day– we learn just how unfit our president is to hold office. Every single day we also learn how much the GOP is willing to ignore–and how much they are willing to tolerate to get their donors a huge tax break.  

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