Since everyone is tossing mud at each other in the newest “Gold Star Family Mortal Kombat day,” I thought we might remind all the smug liberals about that time a Gold Star mom said former Prezzie OBAMA ignored Gold Star families’ wishes to get his photo op.
It’s from my Right Scoop post from August in 2016.
According to a Gold Star mom, when the body of her son was being transported back the United States, Obama came out to be with the families of her and others who had members die in combat.
This is what happened:
He seriously had a photo op despite the grieving families telling him not to do so. I found this so despicable that I wanted to get more confirmation that it happened.
Well, it happened.
In fact, Obama actually CHANGED the policy on cameras at these events so that he could have photo ops. Here’s when they were debating the issue:
As the Pentagon reviews its policy banning cameras from Dover Air Force Base, sentiment among military families appears to be running against allowing the media to witness the return of caskets from Iraq and Afghanistan.
President Obama and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said last week that they were reviewing the ban, which has been in place since the first Gulf war in 1991.
Families United for Our Troops and Their Mission, which represents 60,000 families of military personnel, including some who have died, asked its members last week in an e-mail whether they favored keeping the ban or changing it.
From their unscientific survey of about 600 responses, 64 percent say the policy should not be changed; 21 percent say that if the ban is changed, the families should determine media access on a case-by-case basis, and 12 percent say the policy should be changed to allow cameras to photograph the flag-draped caskets.
Apparently the policy was changed in 2009 despite the objections, because months later, there are these pictures of Obama at Dover Air Force Base:
Wow. That is just despicable.
BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!!! He brought video cameras there to celebrate how awesome he is too!!
You can even hear the sounds of camera shutters clicking away so that Obama gets his terribly important photo op.
Now, in point of fact, I have no doubt that Trump could have said something idiotic to Myeshia Johnson, because he’s said something stupid about nearly every topic under the heavens. But whatever you think of the current Gold Star Family controversy, it’s hypocritical to ignore how Obama once ignored the wishes of Gold Star families for the sake of his own political aggrandizement.