Widow’s tears almost humanizes Trump

 

 

 

“You left and I cried tears of blood. My sorrow grows. It’s not just that You left. But when You left my eyes went with You. Now, how will I cry? —   Rumi

P A U S I N G   T O   H O N O R   A   H E R O 

Carryn Owens, the widow of Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens, was moved to tears at Donald Trump’s speech to a Joint Session of Congress as Trump praised her husband as a hero.

Her visible sorrow and grief was cause for a standing ovation for everyone including Donald Trump –president of the United States and the Commander in chief of the armed forces.

Many reporters are speculating that this very dramatic show of emotion was a direct result of the president ‘s word’s describing her husband  as “a warrior and hero” who battled against terrorism in the valiant effort to secure the nation.

He described this tragic mission as “highly successful” which generated “large amounts of vital intelligence”. The truth behind this public announcement is still being scrutinized by the proper military officials.

Trump’s speech was speckled at times with vast amounts of data that insiders have correctly labelled as being “fake news’,  simplistic exaggerations of statistics or dramatic hyperbole. 

No matter how you define the event the grieving woman’s tears of sorrow lent an air of realism and humaneness to the presidential address.

It is hoped that Mr Trump will tune into the real world outside his bedroom world and appreciate the fact the sacrifices are being made by real people in a world subject to his easily signed signature on a sheet of presidential “fools”cap paper. — gc

 

 

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9 Comments on Widow’s tears almost humanizes Trump

  1. Well said Gerry. I might live over the pond, but the man affects us all. I’m still wondering how on earth it happened. Just like Brexit (oh I do dislike that word)

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    • Thank you for your kind words. Much appreciated.

      If you watch Trump long enough you begin to realize that he rules the country at arm’s length. The era of the “Radical Muslim Extremist” is a difficult one to both fathom and effectivley handle.

      Trump seems to have promised to fix everything wrong in the world as long as he is not held accountable for his actions. I’m sure he would revel in the success but always passes the blame on botched situations to members down the food chain.

      This mental train of thought was evident in his speech to the congress last night. The military in his opinion blew that operation even though he signed the order to conduct the mission.

      Government officials everywhere these days treat these type of “unpleasant” political situations in a similar fashion. They realize they have to take a stand and do something but the notion of actually performing this type of “wet work” assumes a repulsive tone.

      Better to leave the heavy lifting to someone else and hope that the other guy’s decision to do something will make it all right all over.

      This laid back approach does not work and the Brexit’s of the world are the proof. 🙂

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  2. His persona that we see just doesn’t fit with this emotional speech.

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    • Good observation. I think he wanted to be in his White House bedroom watching television rather than be out and about with his fellow politicans proving to them how inept he really happens to be. At least he did not deviate too far afield of his script. A minor blessing. 🙂

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  3. Some opinions I heard today from conversation on The View was that Pres. Trump exploited that grieving widow.

    It’s known that U.S. Military officials have said to the Press that ” Pres. Obama didn’t give the ‘green light’ Because he felt that the mission would mark a significant escalation in Yemen and that Pres.

    Trump approved this mission without the Intell and without the appropriate ground support and he approved this at dinner while not being in the Situation Room and while he was Tweeting.”

    How on earth could Pres. Trump exploit that woman while she was grieving and when he sent her husband into this situation knowing there wasn’t enough ground support!! Just shameful!

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    • Politics is real theater Pat. In this instance theater of the totally absurd.

      The Donald assumes that he is the greatest military mind since Caesar. His triumphnt entrance into Washington on his private plane illsutrates that. He said that his plane is bigger.

      During that fateful raid in Yemen the enemy was using drones to located the soldiers via infra red detectors and dopped ornance on the men.

      Trump signed the orders giving the raid official sanction but always at arm’s length. He both overestimated his military’s capacity in the area and grossly underestimated the enemy.The result was a “botched” raid, civilan and military casualties and the loss of an expensive military piece of equipment.

      Trump and his alter ego Bannon may have invited the grieving widow in the hopes of “deflecting” attention from himself and his shabby speech momentarily while allowing the members of congress and the folks watching the event on televison at home to get caught up in the moment and mentally relate more to the widow than the charlatan speaking at the podium.

      Such is the wotld of the Mad Hatter filled with illusion, half ttruths and deflection.

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  4. This is a wonder. Is it an 8th wonder of the world? I once read there are seven wonders of the world till now.

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