On Thursday, President Donald Trump offered to pay for the funeral of a soldier found dead after disappearing in April from Fort Hood. Trump said he’s paid for other funerals for troops. You’ll never hear about that in the mainstream news media, because they’re a bunch of Trump haters.
Say a prayer for Vanessa’s family.Trump made the offer as he was hosting the family of Vanessa Guillen, who was 20, as they were in the Oval Office.
A male soldier who is thought to be Guillen’s murderer committed suicide, the Army revealed.
Responding to a reporter’s question, Trump admitted that he has paid for other soldiers’ funerals.
“I have, I have. I have to do it personally, I can’t do it through government,” Trump said. “I have because some families need help. They need help.”
I never heard of Obama or W Bush, the Clintons ever doing that for the families of fallen military personnel.
Before their meeting with the Commander-in-Chief, family members expressed their reason for taking Vanessa’s story to the top.
“The president is talking to me. I’m not nervous to speak to him because this has to stop. I don’t want to hear another woman or man was found dead at Fort Hood. I don’t want to hear another woman or man was sexually assaulted, abused or raped,” said Lupe Guillen, Vanessa’s sister.
Guillen’s family said the military was helping them through this hard time. They’re waiting for the return of her remains. Trump told them he would help expedite it.
“I don’t even know if you need help, maybe you don’t need help from a financial standpoint. I have no idea. I just think it’s a horrific thing that happened and if you did need help, I’ll be there to help you,” Trump said.
Guillen’s family pushed for passage of legislation that was written by their family’s attorney, Natalie Khawam, that would allow soldiers to report sexual abuse outside their chain of command. I can’t believe they’re not allowed to do that already.
Trump asked that Khawam tell the news media about the case she was representing, adding that he didn’t want Guillen’s story to be “swept under the rug.”
Khawan characterized the situation of sexual harassment and assault in the military as “picking at a scab” and finding out that it was “septic.” Guillen’s family had said the soldier was a victim of sexual harassment.
“It’s a systemic problem,” Khawam related Trump in the Oval Office. “There isn’t enough protection in place, because they get nervous about retaliation.”
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr. and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty and faith.
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