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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Call the names

Thanks for the reference!

“I was so nice. Look, I’ve called many people. And I would think that every one of them appreciated it. I was very surprised to see this to be honest with you,” Trump said on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo.”

He claimed the call “was a very nice call.”

“And by the way, I spoke of the name of the young man, and I — it was a really — it’s a very tough call. Those are the toughest calls,” Trump said. “These are tougher than dealing with the heads of countries, believe me. These are very, very hard calls. They’re sad and sometimes, you know, the grieving is so incredible.”

He used the pronoun "I" six times in 9 sentences.  Not surprising; everything in those 9 sentences is about him; nothing is about anyone else:  not the soldier, not the widow, not the mother, not the soldier's children.  And he still can't mention the fallen soldier's name.  He knows the name of the Representative who was in the car, though:

What is sacred is the death of a man in service to his country.  But when you can't even name that man, two weeks after the event and after another week of controversy over how you handled the call to the family, you have profaned that event. Not Rep. Wilson, or the widow, or the grieving mother; the POTUS is the violator of sanctity.

Better, at this point, that we not name him, in fact.

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