As more and more reports pour in about the new Miss USA, Deshauna Barber, this one might be the most significant and heroic thing she’s said to date. The Obama administration has routinely ignored and largely dismissed anything to do with our veterans, their care after service, or the VA at all. Now, Barber is speaking out and taking Obama and his administration DOWN!
Barber is an Army Reserve Officer and an IT specialist and, if you hadn’t heard, had just won the Miss USA pageant and will now move on to compete in the Miss Universe pageant. But it’s not her looks that are winning her fans. Nope, it’s how she’s speaking about the veterans and how they don’t get the care they deserve. She sat down with Fox News to talk about this issue that Obama has done nothing to turn around.
Here’s her interview:
“I grew up in a military family. My father, brother, sister, mother — all Army,” Barber said. “I wouldn’t say I had a very girly childhood and pageantry gives me the opportunity to really indulge in being a woman. So, wear your heels, wear your swimsuits, overdo your makeup, have big curls and lots of hairspray. It just gives me the chance to be really girly, and I think that’s what fascinates me about it. It also gives me the opportunity to promote a platform.”
The new Miss USA is raising awareness for veterans’ causes, specifically post-traumatic stress.
“There’s all these organizations that are doing amazing things and I want our political figures on Capitol Hill, I want them to make that top priority because 22 soldier — 22 veterans — commit suicide each and every day. That’s a catastrophic number,” she said. “And it seems as though, I don’t want to say we lost sight of our veterans, I do think that sometimes they’re underappreciated for the sacrifices that they’ve made.”
The more this woman says, the more we love her!
The beauty queen said if loved ones see a military member acting differently, say something.
“In the military, we’re taught to be strong. We’re taught to be tough so we don’t want to say anything and that’s the problem there, and also what I’ve been pushing is that families pay attention when the soldiers come back, make sure that your friends pay attention,” she said. “If something doesn’t seem right you need to say something and you need to not let it go along because they’re not going to say anything a lot of the times because they’re fighting a mental battle and mental scar and they think that if something’s wrong with them and they say something that it’s weakness and it’s not. It’s actually strength.”
AMEN to that! The article and interview may not say exactly that she’s calling out Obama and his administration, but given the fact that the last 8 years have seen the VA and veteran care severely decline, this is thinly veiled as a pot shot at Obama to shape up the VA before he leaves.
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(Source: Fox News)