Just when we think Trump could not possibly be as clueless and egocentric as he appears, he goes and does something like this:
As the story goes, when Army Sgt. La David Johnson was recently and tragically killed in action in Niger, his wife Myeshia Johnson’s received a cold and insincere “condolence” call from the President. She was upset by the condolence call she received from Donald Trump because, “among other things, he stumbled while recalling her husband’s name” and apparently told her that his death was “something he signed up for”.
In the days after Myeshia made her story public, the President not only refused to apologize to the Gold Star Widow, but egotistically claimed his version of accounts is the correct one because he has “one of the great memories of all time”.
As reported by Slate:
You can see video of the president suggesting that there’s no way he could have done that since he has such a great memory:
“I can only say this. I was really nice to her. I respect her, I respect her family, I certainly respect La David—who, by the way, I called La David right from the beginning, they put a chart in front, La David, it says La David Johnson. So I called right from the beginning, there’s no hesitation, one of the great memories of all time, no hesitation.”
Also, prior to answering the question about Army Sgt. Johnson, his ability to be civil was questioned, and of course, true to form, the President did not take to that lightly- taking that as an attack on his intelligence and reiterating to the press that he is smart because he attended an Ivy League college and was a “very nice student”.
Trump had just finished answering a different question by reminding the press that he is “very intelligent” and “went to an Ivy League college.”
Q: Should you be more civil?
Trump: Press makes me more uncivil than I am… I went to an Ivy League college. I’m a very intelligent person pic.twitter.com/x2sYu4tYV2
— David Mack (@davidmackau) October 25, 2017
For what it’s worth, one Trump biographer has written that he was admitted to Penn as a favor by a friendly admissions officer who knew his older brother. He did not make the dean’s list or graduate with honors.
What are your thoughts on the matter? Does the president’s response come as a surprise to anyone? Does going to an Ivy League college exempt one from being able to make mistakes and make someone automatically civilized? Many are also questioning Myeshia Johnson’s the series of events, who’s side do you find more credible? Let us know what you think and leave a comment in the section below.
(Article by Tasha Sharifa)