Trump sends $25,000 check to fallen soldier's family on same day as Washington Post report

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  1. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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    Checks in the mail

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/18/politics/donald-trump-personal-check-soldier/index.html

    President Donald Trump sent a $25,000 personal check to the family of a fallen soldier the same day that The Washington Post reported that he had promised the soldier's father a personal donation during a June condolence call but never followed through.

    A White House official confirms to CNN that the President sent a personal check Wednesday to the family of Army Cpl. Dillon Baldridge Wednesday. Baldridge, 22, was killed in June by an Afghan police officer.
    According to the Post, Trump called Chris Baldridge in June, weeks after his son was killed. During the call, the Post reported, Trump offered him $25,000 and said he would instruct his staff to establish an online fundraising page for the family.
     
  2. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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  3. Keepingon

    Keepingon Well-Known Member

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    I think it's disgraceful that Democrats like Fredricka Wilson are trying to take this tragedy and turn into a scandal.
    I can't beleive you guys would want to bring up Bhengazi again. Then they wonder why they can't win an election.
     
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  4. Bubba74

    Bubba74 Well-Known Member

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    trying to compare this soldiers death to Hilly and Barry leaving soldiers to die is appauling

    as for taking 12 days to call, did Barry ever call?
     
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  5. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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    I don't know about you but I suspect that Trump would happily say the wrong thing to anyone.
    Thats just who is is "I'm Trump and your not"
     
  6. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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    And if you see the reports on this military action our soldiers were left on their own. No backups were ready to help them should they get into trouble.
    Do you know who was called in?
    Who was the closest available help?
    The French military and air force
    They sent in their fighter jets to lay down fire.
    They sent in their helicopters to pick our guys up..
    Thank you France, thank you!
    Our President is a idiot but you knew that, thanks again.
     
  7. canaryinthemine

    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    Niger is a "No Fire" zone. Niger government requirement. The French jets were merely allowed to do a "low flyover" . No firing.

    I will not comment on anything about Gold Star families. Too upsetting.
     
  8. Keepingon

    Keepingon Well-Known Member

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    This thread and this post show exactly how low some members of the Democrat party and their hard followers will go in their search to fault President Trump for anything they can in their crazed thinking that it makes them significant or electable.
    Fredricka Wilson was present when President Trump called this soldiers family and saw a chance to grab a headline and decided to twist it for her own gain. Disgraceful !
     
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  9. Bubba74

    Bubba74 Well-Known Member

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    http://time.com/4988112/donald-trump-niger-dustin-wright/

    any hit piece on Trump at any time over any subject
     
  10. Rastus

    Rastus ......Deplorable.....

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    Rastus ......Deplorable.....

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  12. Keepingon

    Keepingon Well-Known Member

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    She has voted against funding the V.A. Voted against a bill to provide money and insurance to gold star families and many other bills that would have benefitted vets and their families but has the nerve to be the car with the grieving family of a fallen soldier on the way to the airport to meet his body looking for a photo op. PURE POS ❗️ ( just saying)
     
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  13. Northern Flash

    Northern Flash Piss on our Flag, get a boycott against you.

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    His promise could have ended up getting overlooked because Trump is too busy putting out these petty fires that the Democrats keep starting.
    First off, he shouldn't be making those offers to begin with.
    Second, why did Trump only offer this money to this family, and not all families?

    Obama didn't even make most of those calls to the families, unless that particular soldier's story had made the headlines for one reason or another. But he had no problem finding the time to attend a funeral or call the thug's parents when they got shot by the police.
    And Obama damn sure never offered a single penny to a fallen soldier's family.
     
  14. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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    Trump should not try to play the nice guy, it just doesn't work for him.
    Now if he told the wife your guy has screwed up our budget, we had to spend a lot of money getting him home.
    Then we could say yes thats President Trump
     
  15. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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    You must listen to the same advisers Trump has.
    Obama would have them over for dinner when the time was right, he went to meet their caskets coming off the planes, and went to the hospitals to cheer them up.
    Mrs Obama was very active in Veterans family affairs.
    Your boy Trump wasn't going to call the familys except a reporter sort of shamed him into it
    You can watch that clip it's famous.

    Oh and yes Trump is too busy :6788:
    On Twitter
     
  16. Bubba74

    Bubba74 Well-Known Member

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    Gen Kelly slapped down that race baiting congressional ho
    why is she listening in on a private conversation between the president and the wife of a fallen soldier in the first place?
    one of the last pieces of America that is sacred and the Dems try to turn it into political points what pieces of crap

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-govern...ica-wilson-politicized-presidents-phone-call/

     
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  17. buffalobill

    buffalobill Well-Known Member

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    This is why trump will get a 2nd term, the never trumpers won't stop digging their own grave. Every day some :horseshit: pointless story comes out, their numbers keep going down.....
     
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  18. 20_yrs_2_go

    20_yrs_2_go Well-Known Member

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    It would have been less expensive to call Washington Post fake news except Donald did promise the $

    It's one of those under his breath, Me and my big mouth moments....
     
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  19. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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    Because that racebaiting Ho is a long time family friend of the deceased and happened to be present.

    That was just a stroke of luck for Trump when he called up to console the berived when His chief of staff told him not to.
     
  20. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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    Video shows Kelly made inaccurate claims about lawmaker in feud over Trump’s condolence call

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli...abb0f1e9ffb_story.html?utm_term=.920a782801f4

    Kelly is wasting the good will his service and reputation buys him sticking up for Trump.
    I know thats his job but the good will he receives will only carry him so far.
    Trump will bleed that goodwill dry.
     

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