Four American heroes were slain in Niger. 12 days ago a Green Beret mission went horribly wrong. President Trump expressed his condolences in a touching way.
“I’ve written them personal letters. They’ve been sent or they’re going out tonight but they were written during the weekend,” the president explained. “I will at some point during the period of time call the parents and the families. Because I have done that traditionally.”
Addressing the families of fallen soldiers is one of the toughest parts of the president’s job. It can be devastating. The four soldiers killed in Niger were men who literally gave their lives for our country.
“I felt very, very badly about that. I always feel badly. The toughest calls I have to make are the calls where this happens. Soldiers are killed. It’s a very difficult thing. It gets to a point where, you know, you make four or five of them in one day, it’s a very, very tough day. For me that’s by far the toughest,” Trump continued.
“I like to call when it’s appropriate, when I think I’m able to do it. They have made the ultimate sacrifice, so generally I would say that I like to call.”
America's hearts and prayers are with the four green berets & their families, who heroically gave their lives, the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, while serving in Niger.
— Omar Vaid (@omarvaid) October 16, 2017
(Source: Daily Mail)