The White House is fighting back hard against accusations that President Trump was all wrong in his phone call with the wife of one of the slain American soldiers. I don’t know
I don’t know what terrible thing he could have said or what context it was said in. Trump doesn’t always not mangle his meaning when he talks. But it is impossible to imagine that he intentionally wanted to hurt a grieving wife. Perhaps in his odd way, he was trying to make her feel better, suggesting that the soldier, La David Johnson, knew he was doing his duty and the job he loved. I don’t know. But emotions are running high among his loved ones, and perhaps a slight is easily perceived, but of course, the media love the narrative that Trump is insulting a black family in its moment of desperate need.
Maybe Trump could have spoken more carefully. Maybe he is human, though, too. I’m sure Obama would have gotten every word just right, and probably with a half-human, half-Vulcan quantity of emotion.