Army Special Forces Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar was killed in Afghanistan on April 10th by ISIS savages. His widow, Natasha, released the phone call she received from President Trump after watching General John Kelly spank reporters over this Frederica Wilson nonsense.
Gold star widow Natasha De Alencar released the audio of a phone conversation she had with President Donald Trump in April about the death of her husband who was killed in Afghanistan.
“I am so sorry to hear about the whole situation. What a horrible thing, except that he’s an unbelievable hero,” Trump told her in the call about her husband Army Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar, which The Washington Post released.
“Thank you. I really, really appreciated it,” she said. “I really do, sir.”
“Say hello to your children, and tell them your father he was a great hero that I respected,” Trump said. “Just tell them I said your father was a great hero.”
The saddest part of this story – obviously excluding the death of Staff Sergeant De Alencar – is Mrs. De Alencar thought it necessary to release the audio at all. If there is anything people should not politicize, it is the deaths of our hero soldiers.
UPDATE: My friend Kari, a Marine mom, said it better than I ever could:
Tragic that something so personal and devastating has become politicized. I challenge anyone who thinks they have the luxury to judge and speculate to sit down with a Gold Star Family, take a stroll through Arlington Cemetery, or enlist in our armed forces! Every single morning I wake up wondering if today is the day I get a visit from a government vehicle, is today the day my world is forever changed.
The Paper Or Plastic Caption Contest has now concluded.
Top Five Entries:
5. Hey, at least he made the throw to the correct target 9 times out of 10 (better average than his predecessor). – MelP
4. And now we know why Trump didn’t play basketball. SMALL HANDS!! – Metoo
3. Donald Trump throws in the towel. – Proof
2. “You’ll need this to clean up all the bullshit from your mayor.” – RedneckGeezer
WINNER! – “I hear making silk screen t-shirts is messy.. Hope this helps….” – Sully
Paper Or Plastic Caption Contest
Caption this photo in the comments section. The winners will be posted Monday, October 9th.
Original Caption: President Donald Trump throws rolls of paper towels into a crowd of local residents affected by Hurricane Maria as he visits Calgary Chapel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Oct. 3, 2017. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
President Trump addressed the farce which is the United Nations General Assembly yesterday, and his specch was one for the ages. When John “The Stache” Bolton is praising you, you definitely hit a home run.
“The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented. (Applause) From the Soviet Union to Cuba to Venezuela, wherever true socialism or communism has been adopted, it has delivered anguish and devastation and failure.
“Those who preach the tenets of these discredited ideologies only contribute to the continued suffering of the people who live under these cruel systems. America stands with every person living under a brutal regime. Our respect for sovereignty is also a call for action. All people deserve a government that cares for their safety, their interests and their well-being, including their prosperity.”
There are times when the president disappoints me. Then there are times like these where the man is almost Reaganesque. One thing is for sure; you would never hear this speech from President Hillary.
The Dig If You Will The Picture Caption Contest has concluded.
Top Five Entries:
5. “If we push this button, my donation to defeat Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell will be sent right from my new phone!” – RG
4. “My hands are smaller than yours ma’am. Do you want me to take the picture?” – Metoo
3. Aunt Bea: “Wait until Opie sees this selfie! He’s so liberal these days, he’ll tear out all that’s left of his hair!” – TXNick77
2. Trump: “Ma’am, I’ve seen so much destruction & sadness, it’s hard to smile for a pic. Can you give me a reason to smile?”
Lady: “Hillary lost”
Trump: Grin! – MelP
WINNER! – Trump carjacks and assaults storm victim. This is CNN. – Toothy
Dig If You Will the Picture Caption Contest
Caption this photo in the comments section. The winners will be posted Monday, September 11th.
Original Caption: President Donald Trump poses for a selfie with an unidentified resident waiting in a relief supply drive-thru during a visit with flood survivors and volunteers in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas, Sept. 2, 2017. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
While the mainstream media is wasting everyone’s time complainang about Melania Trump’s choice of shoes, the president is dividing his time between Texas and taxes.
The White House said that the address is not expected to delve into policy details, including specific tax rates. Instead, Trump is expected to make the case for why he believes changes to the tax code are needed to give people a better chance of achieving the American Dream.
“The president is going to lay out his vision to bring back Main Street by reducing the crushing tax burden on our companies and our workers and also to restore our competitive advantage by repairing and reforming our badly broken tax code,” a senior White House official told reporters Tuesday.
Administration officials said that Trump will talk about how middle-class tax cuts will result in American workers seeing bigger paychecks and how he plans to “un-rig” the economy and eliminate benefits for special interests.
Considering all the obstruction the president is encountering from Democrats and Republicans alike, it’s reassuring to see him continuing on course and working to reduce everyone’s tax burden.
The Ooh, That Smell Caption Contest has concluded.
Top Five Entries:
5. “Hey, the cops just shot some guy in the balls with a pepper ball. Make sure you got it on video so I can watch it again…and again…and again.” – MelP
4. “Still think I’m creepy Hilbag?” – Cathy
3. “Is Hillary here? Something smells like old, bitter, caustic hag.” – Metoo
2. We’ve secretly dipped President Trumps microphone in Rosie O’Donnell’s underboob sweat… Lets see if he notices… – Sully
WINNER! – “I smell……BACON.” – Kevin
Ooh, That Smell Caption Contest
Caption this photo in the comments section. The winners will be posted Monday, August 28th.
Original Caption: President Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Regular readers know I am a big fan of The Walking Dead. I have seen every episode – many more than once – and consider it one of the best shows on television. For the most part, its actors keep to themselves, and don’t make asses of themselves on social media.
Until this week.
While many in Hollywood and elsewhere expressed outrage at Trump’s words on Tuesday, Jeffrey Dean Morgan was much more blunt in calling out the president for his resurrected insistence that “there is blame on both sides.” The actor made a particular point of spotlighting the effect Trump’s words and stance will have on children trying to make sense of their president’s POV:
Now call me a cockeyed optimist, but I thought all parents explain racism to their children when they are old enough to understand the concept. Little did I know parents are not allowed to broach that subject until a politician forces our hand.
Look Jeff – may I call you Jeff or will Jackass do? – throwing out F-bombs on Twitter may earn you street cred with your leftist buddies, but half the country sees you for what you are; an opportunist looking to ingratiate himself with the Antifa crowd.
Your infantile tantrum is nothing special or unique, and there is no need for me to continue wasting my time watching your series. The Walking Dead will now find a comfortable place alongside the NFL, You’re The Worst, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as programs I will no longer watch.