Thursday, October 19, 2017

A Gold Star Mother Just Went Viral With An Open Letter To President Trump

A Gold Star Mother Just Went Viral With An Open Letter To President Trump (Verified Politics link)

America’s Gold Star Families have come out, but none more powerful than this letter from Gold Star Mother Candie Glisson.

Glisson lost a son ten years ago, Army Ranger Sgt. First Class Jason Alan Schumann, ten years ago and received very different treatment than Gold Star Families now receive from Trump.

Her courageous words speak for volumes and say everything about the heroes who bravely serve our country and the president who is disrespecting their service.

Her letter is below as shared by Common Defense PAC.

"My son was killed in Iraq. Here’s my message to Trump: 

On October 4th, 2017, four of our troops were killed in an ambush in Niger. For twelve long days, we didn’t hear a word from this Commander in Chief. Twelve days. Total silence. 

On Monday, he said he was “too busy” to pay respects to the Gold Star families (although he had plenty of time for golfing, sabotaging our health care, and trying to ban Muslims). Finally, last night, he called one of the grieving mothers. But instead of offering sympathy and remorse, he callously said that her son, SGT La David Johnson, “knew what he signed up for.” 

This is beyond the pale, even for Trump. When my son, SGT Jason Alan Schumann, was killed in Iraq 10 years ago, George W. Bush sent me a heartfelt letter. Now we have a president who degrades our fallen heroes, then calls their mourning families liars on Twitter. 

This goes so far beyond party politics. Trump is a dangerous liar. He fabricated the truth on national television by claiming no previous president ever reached out to Gold Star families. He tried to use fallen heroes to score political points. Now, after saying La David Johnson should’ve known better, Trump is accusing a Gold Star widow and a Gold Star mother of making the story up. 

When George W. Bush contacted me, he didn’t brag about it. He did so quietly. When Barack Obama met fallen soldiers at the airbase in Dover, he didn’t take to Twitter or turn it into a politicized photo-op. I may have disagreed with Bush, but at least he was respectful, humble, and dutiful. 

To say I’m sickened by Trump’s remarks would be an understatement. And I know, with certainty, that my son would be utterly disgusted too. Not just by Trump’s remarks this week, but by Trump’s entire platform of bigotry, hate, and divisiveness. That isn’t the kind of country he swore an oath to protect. That’s not the kind of country he fought and died for. 

Thank you, 
Candie Glisson 
Gold Star Mother

The post A Gold Star Mother Just Went Viral With An Open Letter To President Trump appeared first on Verified Politics.

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86 comments:

  1. Horrendous..but, does his base know this?
    Or do they call it fake news when he ignores this
    grieving family, and says he supports our military?

    We will, and I guarantee you, we will keep seeing his dark and ugly side.
    He has truly proven to be a cold hearted pathological liar among other sickening qualities.

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    1. Cockroach does as cockroach is...

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    2. What the base thinks is that you all have gone 'round the bend in your hatred. Like a crazy ex girlfriend.

      Fun Fact: 46% of Americans think the press is making up stories about the President. That means the press is destroying its own credibility!

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    3. So 54% believe Trump is a traitor? And exactly how many crazy ex-girlfriends does Trump have? Besides the one he remains married to?

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    4. What kind of a damn fool gets into a fight with a Gold Star widow, anyway?

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    5. See. Traitor! Russia! Recounts! voter machine hacks! Impeachment! Emoluments! 25th Amendment! Golden freakin' showers!

      Admit it. Don't these look a little crazy strung together.

      There is even a Crazy couple down the street with a black shroud over the Hillary sign in their yard a year after the election, apparently representing a celebration of Hillsry's eclipse by an uprising of the people.

      This not healthy folks.

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    6. Sure does look crazy. But since we do have a certifiable madman in the White House, all within the realm of possibility. Remember, this self-identified pussy grabber is under a full blown investigation by the FBI for all of the things you mention above. So unless you believe the FBI is a part of the conspiracies you Tea Party crackpots are constantly whining about, then you will need to admit there must be something to it. We look forward to the FBI's findings.

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    7. i forgot to add "madman"!

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  2. Have you no decency?October 19, 2017 at 6:05 AM

    Yesterday, while a nut congresswoman and the press were exploiting this tragedy, two events occurred: Raqqa fell, leaving ISIS crushed in both Syria and Iraq. And the DOW hit a new record.

    Now quick. Get on the horn to some widows to see if their mothers think our President was in artful in his attempts to console them.

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    1. Yes, President Obama's policies against ISIS continue to pay off. But what does that have to do with draft dodger Trump's Twitter onslaught against a Gold Star widow?

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    2. Sorry iPad Super Patriot, But Your Boy Donald Is A PussyOctober 19, 2017 at 6:16 AM

      White House walks back Trump claim that Dem fabricated remarks to widow — now says he was ‘misunderstood’
      https://www.rawstory.com/2017/10/white-house-walks-back-trump-claim-that-dem-fabricated-remarks-to-widow-now-says-he-was-misunderstood/

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    3. http://newyorkjournals.com/trump-offers-proof-phone-call-widow-gets-caught-even-bigger-lie-details/

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    4. Where's Trey Gowdy?October 19, 2017 at 6:26 AM

      John McCain says White House not being upfront about deadly Niger ambush

      Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain says the Trump administration needs to explain how four U.S. soldiers were killed in Niger. Bryan Black, Jeremiah Johnson, Dustin Wright, and La David Johnson were told not to expect enemy contact on that mission to meet with community leaders two weeks ago. They were stationed in Niger with hundreds of other U.S. troops, working with local forces to fight terrorism.

      President Trump did not mention the lost soldiers until Monday. He was then criticized for how he spoke to the widow of one of the men who died. The president insists he said nothing inappropriate.

      It will take an investigation to determine if any warning signs were missed, but Sen. McCain says the administration is not being upfront and he's demanding more information about the attack, reports CBS News' Margaret Brennan.

      In a pre-mission briefing they were told "no enemy contact expected," but the group, about 40 in all, were attacked by militants, who the Pentagon now believes are part of an offshoot of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

      https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mccain-says-trump-administration-not-being-upfront-about-niger-attack/

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    5. Trump's incompetence is getting our people killed.

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  3. Beautifully said. God Bless her!

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  4. This is all part of the big lie. It's very common to compliment someone who died in a dangerous profession by saying: "They knew what they signed up for but served anyway". In other words, they didn't die in a fluke. They were willing to face the danger despite the risk. That's what President Trump was trying to say and for any normal person, that's the highest compliment you can offer. To think that President Trump went out of his way to call that grieving family to insult them and dishonor the death of their son, is absurd. It's also a lie. Let's not further divide the country by cynically exploiting the Gold Star families because you hate Trump.

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    1. Thank you Mr. Putin.

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    2. Went out of his way? It's part of his job. And he clearly botched it because the person he called said so.

      Don't be so paranoid. Open your eyes to the truth of what's happening.

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    3. Trump has a big stupid mouth and is constantly putting his tiny feet in it. Then he gets called out and all the Putinistas blame everybody else. Look, just strap a gag over the old fool's mouth and be done with it. Trot him out for public ceremonies once in a while, but only after he promises to read from the script. Otherwise political disasters like this will continue to happen. Over and over again.

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    4. 6:27A has the right to his opinion. 6:47A & 7:38A have the right to disagree. Can’t anyone on this blog respect that?

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    5. It's a blog, Rodney King. People argue. Go read Patch if you don't like it.

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    6. I can respect a rational debate. And wish we had more of it on this forum. Can't respect lies. Or a lie cloaked as an 'opinion'.

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    7. Tell us truth seeker. Which are the lies and which are the truth?

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    8. I know a person that believes in big foot and various other conspiracies, such as aliens at Roswell. He’s also a huge Dump supporter and fully supports the Big Lies theories. I’ve concluded over the years that he’s not very smart. He speaks very similar to 6:27.

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  5. He is a piece of shit. I know that it is offensive to read that ... but its what he is. No redeeming qualities as a human being ... none

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  6. It's time that 'America' give donald j trump a shove over board and sail on with out this bum. There is only hate for Russian Communist sympathizers like the trump family, since the Communist Russians are arming and promoting war that kills Americans, so take your post 6:27 and rework it for the audience your preaching for - Communists.

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  7. Our daily conspiracy theorist would like us to believe this was all caused by either the media, disappointed Hillary voters or Democratic Party operatives. It's not. It's Trump's very own big mouth that is responsible. Trump is a ranting nut. There is no other explanation necessary. Now can we please move past all of this and move forward with the Niger investigation? It needs to begin now.

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  8. 7:27am. You shouldn't talk about yourself that way.
    As for the Gold Star letter written by a mom; it is good to know that she quit camping out in front of the Bush Crawford property.

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    1. So you agree with President Trump that when Gold Star mothers talk ISIS wins?

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    2. Bush lied about the premise for invading Iraq. Thousands of Americans have died. Trillions of dollars wasted. Tens of thousands of Iraquis killed. Hundreds of thousands displaced. This invasion caused the creation of Isis and a rise in terrorism. Thousands of antiquities since looted and world heritage site destroyed. Don't forget Abu Ghraib and the Blackwater (Betsy DeVos' brother) scandal.

      But how nice that your concerned still about Bush's lawn.

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    3. Says 8:25: "7:27am. You shouldn't talk about yourself that way."

      8:25: With an argument like that, you're risking not getting promoted to 4th grade again.

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    4. I think 8:25 smoked all of his dad's 6 plants.

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    5. @8:25 a.m. Thank you for proving a point ... is that the best you can come up with? Hurry up ... it's recess time ...

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  9. As an aside, 6:16 has the best post title of the day so far.

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  10. So you agree that Rodney King was a drug dealing street thug?

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    1. No true Trumper ever misses an opportunity to bash black people.

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    2. Rodney King broke his parole and endangered the lives of others... but wa have a court and prison system for that.

      Not a hit team of other street thugs in police uniforms and an insitituonally corrupt police force.

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    3. Your holiness 9:45, please explain how Rodney King endangered the lives of others. Are you referring to his beating ? Really, those cops were in danger ? I must have missed that. Please explain.

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  11. Only deplorables, who exist only to get under the skins of those they failed to be like, support the megalomaniac who can't stand them, laughs at how he fools them, and would cavalierly stroll by them if they were face down in a puddle. Sad.

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  12. No self loathing fake empathy white person continues using those same tired lines, when there are volumes of new material available for making comments from the safety of your zip code.

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    1. Typical quasi-Kluxxer guilt trip.

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    2. 9:20 is the worst kind of racist. First assumes that the other poster is white. Second- routinely purports that white people are not allowed empathy and if they have it it's because they are failed white people.

      Turd troll

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    3. The alt-right, which is basically a neo-fascist movement with a bath, has its very own racial codes. Thanks for cracking one of them.

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  13. 9:01 Still stuck on stupid.

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    1. Thanks Mr. Duke.

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    2. Your welcome, but you might want to change your name calling...per Wikipedia..."the Klan was a military force serving the interests of the Democratic party, the planter class, and all those who desired restoration of white supremacy"

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    3. Ah yes... the old informant trope that tries to associate the 21st century name with the 19th. Eve school kids know the history of how the parties evolved.

      What makes this regularly disproven troll talk so obvious is that poster 9:49 never mentioned what party they belonged to.

      Turd on a roll today.

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    4. The KKK's party of choice today is the GOP. The new Boys in the Hood.

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  14. 9:20am. "Black like me"

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  15. 9:00am. If you follow the premise thst Bush lied, people died; then you also recognize that Clinton was busy pleasuring himself, while ignoring the threat of Islamic Terrorists and their coming into power.

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    1. How does Clinton’s existence absolve the pervert pussy grabber of his crimes?

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    2. Nice try, troll. Clinton acted on intelligence and gave the order to assassinate bin laden. While your playing meaningless ping pong over which liar in chief lied about what the same corporate interests that now control trump still foster the conditions that cause terrorism

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  16. It's really quite amazing--worthy of countless psychological studies--that trailer parks throughout the country are teeming with people who irrationally think that Trump is like them and has their interests at heart.

    Truly remarkable in its pathology.

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    1. A more useful study would be one to determine why tornados have such an affinity for trailer parks.

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    2. They're elitist.

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  17. REVEALED:

    Troll got today's talking point directly from trump:

    President Donald Trump on Thursday suggested that the infamous “pee-pee tape” dossier that alleged he got a “golden shower” from Russian prostitutes was concocted by a conspiracy between the Democratic Party, the FBI, and the Russian government.

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  18. 10:22am. Spoken as a true trust fund baby. Try putting down your silver spoon, roll up your sleeves and do something meaningful with your life. Habitat for Humanity, maybe?

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    1. Why? Along with believing your nonsense we need to build you a house as well?

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    2. I did habitat for humanity for a while all the way out in Kansas . built a few houses. Carter was a great supporter. Cool guy

      Meanwhile your argument is fake.

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    3. Based on what 10:23 is laying down, the president needs an umbrella almost as much as he needs a roof.

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    4. 10:22 here. Nice try 10:36 but the inferences you drew from my comment have no basis in reality, though they seem to align well with the thought processes of your president, who believes true whatever pops into his head.

      For your edification, I put myself through college and beyond by working, sometimes 2 jobs, and taking student loans (that at 7% and 13%, despite the virtually free money banks get from the Fed, were pure profit for those Wall St banks at the expense of my generation.)

      I pay my way and probably pay more in taxes than you.

      More importantly, I pay infinitely more in federal taxes than the pu**y grabber you revere.

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  19. Research from 2016 supports 10:22's trailer-park claim:

    Mr. Trump also has healthy shares of support from the affluent and the well educated — that point should not be lost. But in the places where support for him runs the strongest, the proportion of the white population that didn’t finish high school is relatively high. So is the proportion of working-age adults who neither have a job nor are looking for one. The third-strongest correlation among hundreds of variables tested: the preponderance of mobile homes.

    Trump counties include places that have voted for both Republicans and Democrats, and the strongest predictors of Trump support include how a county responded to two very different third-party candidates: Trump territory showed stronger support for the segregationist George Wallace in the 1968 election than the rest of the country, and substantially weaker support for the liberal-leaning former Republican John B. Anderson in 1980.

    Mr. Trump has performed well thus far in Appalachian coal counties and in rural parts of Alabama and Mississippi, which are coping with economic and social dysfunctions like high unemployment rates and heroin addiction. But the Upshot analysis also shows the common thread between those places and more urban locations where Mr. Trump has either done well or is projected to.

    P.S. Trump uses a silver spoon and has not volunteered with Habitat for Humanity

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  20. Chief of Staff; John Kelly, just put to rest the phone call to wife of fallen soldier.
    Any further doubth; check it out.
    Total shame on female Congressional democrat fool, that disrespected both the President and Sargent La David Johnson.

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    1. Kelly is in a difficult position. He babysits Trump for the military, which is scared to death the crazy old man will hit the nuclear button and kill hundreds of millions of people. This forces him to do awful things on Trump's behalf, like what he had to do today. Like a good military man he is making sacrifices. In this case saving the world from Mad Donald Trump. Hopefully the FBI will s arresting Trump soon, sparing General Kelly further embarrassment.

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  21. have you no shame?October 19, 2017 at 1:10 PM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ps5ttDzWBaY

    Here is the link. I suggest everyone watch this and, perhaps, reconsider your cynical exploitation of the tragedy of this young soldier's death and his young wife's grief for whatever purpose you believe you are accomplishing.

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    1. I just watched it. The General explained the process of returning a dead soldier home. This is damage control and it no way exonerates the heartless thug you are defending.

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    2. have you no shame?October 19, 2017 at 1:21 PM

      right. have a good night's sleep.

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    3. Have you no brains?October 19, 2017 at 1:24 PM

      Sure. Thanks, comrade.

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    1. I like the Urban Dictionary definition best.

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  23. Chief of Staff opening of the White House briefing, rips Florida Congresswoman.
    Kelly's son was killed in Afghanistan in 2010.

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    1. Yes. And now he babysits Caligula for the Joint Chiefs. He carries some heavy burdens.

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    2. U.S.-led military forces have killed over 1,620 Afghani civilians, with 1,100 civilians killed by U.S.-led NATO and coalition forces and 520 civilians killed by Afghan military forces.

      This creates terrorism

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  24. Kelly dutifully follows Trump's orders to do damage control.

    But what did Kelly say? Kelly said Trump had gotten his line that Sgt Johnson "knew what he was signing up for" from him.

    So it appears that Kelly has confirmed that Trump lied when he later said he did not say those words.

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    1. Trump got caught lying about his conversation. Kelly trying to perpetuate the lie

      Drain the swamp of these two

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  25. Trump makes me miss the good old day when Al Haig was president.

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    1. Incompetent presidents always end up with a lot of generals in their administration. It is no coincidence.

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  26. While GW was definitely a lousy president, he doesn't come close to Trump in terms of incompetence and lack of humanity. At least he had the decency to treat this woman with respect and empathy when she lost her son in war.

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    1. Ironic that Trump is helping GW Bush rehabilitate himself in the eyes of history.

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  27. Pro-Trump War Hero Featured on Fox News Never Actually Served
    A military veteran glowingly featured by Fox News earlier this month for his pro-Trump artwork and his record as a “war hero” admitted Thursday to lying about his military service. John Garofalo, 72, was featured in a Bryan Llenas report as having served seven years as a Navy SEAL, receiving 22 commendations, including two Purple Hearts, and having been listed twice as missing in action during Vietnam. Garofalo, who personally carved a presidential seal to gift President Trump, is a “tough, tough man,” Llenas said, after calling him a “hero” during an interview. Fox News anchor Eric Shawn later remarked: “God bless John Garofalo. We certainly hope maybe the president is listening.” However, when the Navy Times reached out to Garofalo on Thursday, he confessed to having lied about his military service.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/pro-trump-war-hero-featured-on-fox-news-never-actually-served

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    1. No one on fox tells the truth. All from the ailes playbook. Ailes was nixons media consultant.

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  28. Good on George W. Bush today. He nailed the cancer known as Trumpism.

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    1. Big deal. Just one elitist dynasty battling another elitist dynasty. No forgiving bush's failure of 911, colossal bungling of the economy, and the phony excursions in the Middle East that weakened the country and worsened terrorism

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  29. Putin To America: Respect Trump
    http://moorenews.net/articles/4/5/4211/Putin-To-America-Respect-Trump.html

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