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Trump’s Cold Words to Widow of Killed Soldier

Trump’s Cold Words to Widow of Killed Soldier

Donald Trump has found himself at the center of another controversy this weekend, as his attempts to console a grieving war widow have come under public scrutiny. Sergeant La David Johnson and three other special service troops were killed in Niger by Islamist militants earlier this month.

The ambush in which killed those soldiers left many children without a father, and many wives without a husband. Trump felt compelled to contact the families of the deceased, saying words of comfort. Except, his words had the opposite effect. They opened up a storm of negative backlash against the President for his apparent insensitivity when speaking to the widow.

When there is war, there are unavoidable casualties. Everyone knows that. But when a soldier dies, and you need to comfort their widow, do you remind them of this fact? Especially when you are the President of the United States?

According to Rep. Frederica Wilson, Trump’s words were shocking and unthoughtful. Trump allegedly told the grieving widow that her husband “knew what he signed up for, but I guess it still hurts.” One would think that a man who can give so passionate speeches about nearly anything would know what to say. Well, as he pointed it out himself, Trump’s job wasn’t easy. On the contrary.

“I always feel badly. It is the toughest calls I have to make are the calls where this happens, soldiers are killed,” the President said.

And, if we think about it, he does have to do it quite often. This isn’t something that gets better and easier with time. Of course, this doesn’t make it okay. Those soldiers shouldn’t die in the first place, and many people blame Trump for these deaths anyway.

Maybe deep down he feels responsible. Maybe he is just trying to connect with his people, show his condolences. Some still see it as a generous gesture. Others agree that as the President of the United States, Trump should select his words more carefully. But isn’t that always the case?

Let’s show our respect towards the deceased soldiers and consult the cards. What does their sacrifice tell us? And how can we cope with loss?

Psychic Timea’s Reading

Card One: Four of Pentacles

Unfortunately, we don’t have control over death. However, we do have control over how we live our lives. These soldiers are heroes, they felt like fighting for their country was worth the sacrifice. Holding on to that thought and the memory of their bravery can help cope with their deaths.

Four of Pentacles

Card Two: Two of Swords

Grieving has many stages. Denial is a natural phase. Give yourself some time to recover. As the old saying goes, time will help you heal.

Two of Swords

Card Three: The Emperor

Death always brings change with it, and it isn’t necessarily positive. Nothing will be the same anymore, and it all depends on our ability to adapt. Again, it takes time, and there aren’t really any norms on how one should behave. The grieving process and time depends on the individual.

The Emperor

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