Joe Biden’s brief, private meeting with the widow of a fallen Marine on Sunday reportedly turned out to be a disrespectful, disappointing fiasco characterized as “scripted and shallow.”
“You can’t f— up as bad as he did and say you’re sorry. This did not need to happen, and every life is on his hands,” the sister of Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum, one of 13 brave U.S. service-members murdered in the Kabul airport suicide bombing, said about President Joe Biden.
Biden met with the grieving families at Dover Air Force Base, where the bodies of these American heroes were transported and honored in a dignified transfer.
To make matters worse, there were reports that Biden allegedly looked at his watch during the public ceremony.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) August 30, 2021
Since the Jeff Bezos-owned Washington Post operates as a pro-Biden, pro-Democrat platform, it provided a presumably accurate account of what happened or didn’t happen with the McCollum family, who — other than the Marine’s wife — refused to meet with the current occupant of the White House.
Perhaps most damning or out of touch, Biden reportedly again defaulted to talking about his late son, Iraq War vet Beau Biden, who passed away well after he completed active duty.
According to The Post:
One of McCollum’s sisters, Roice, said she and her sister and her father joined McCollum’s wife, Jiennah McCollum, on the trip. But when it came time to meet with the president, they left the room, because she said they did not want to speak with the man they held responsible for McCollum’s death.
Only Jiennah, who is expecting the couple’s child next month, stayed. But she left disappointed, Roice said. The president brought up his son, Beau, according to her account, describing his son’s military service and subsequent death from cancer. It struck the family as scripted and shallow, a conversation that lasted only a couple of minutes in “total disregard to the loss of our Marine,” Roice said.
Calling in to a SiriusXM radio show last Friday, heartbroken Gold Star mom Kathy McCollum expressed outrage about the Joe Biden-created debacle in Afghanistan, so it’s probably no surprise that she apparently declined to attend the ceremony.
“The dementia-ridden piece of crap needs to be removed from office. It never would have happened under Trump,” she said on the radio.
“Twenty years and six-months-old, getting ready to go home from freaking Jordan to be home with his wife to watch the birth of his son, and that feckless, dementia-ridden piece of crap just sent my son to die,” she said.
Although Biden apologists are still working overtime on social media, including questioning the accuracy of the Post story, other Twitter users are calling out the president.
Here is a sampling:
There are many reasons why trotting out the Beau story, understandably devastating as it is for him, at a time like this is wildly inappropriate. His handlers need to get him to realize that. https://t.co/zL9FLLLGOq
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) August 30, 2021
I thought Biden was a gifted empathizer.
— window shopping (@2FunnyNot2Say) August 30, 2021
Made it about himself. How predictable.
— Cari K 🇺🇲 (@ClearBlueSkyys) August 30, 2021
His son served with honor. But his son didn’t die in combat. If he is bringing up his son, who died of cancer, to say he knows how it feels to lose a loved one who served, that is scripted and sad. It is not the same.
— PontificAsian (@PontificAsian) August 30, 2021
Let’s be perfectly clear. Beau Biden died in Hospital, with pain killers, surrounded by family and medical staff. The 13 victims died bleeding out after being blown to bits, in the dirt, with no medical assistance, halfway across the World from their loved ones. No comparison! pic.twitter.com/lAa2rcoZoe
— Tweet Shaming (@TweetShaming21) August 30, 2021
I’m sure he read a script poorly, and refused to take questions.
— Hammerin’ Hank (@20_Hendu) August 30, 2021
Let me guess, you reflexively believed *every story about Trump* that turned out to be bullshit, didn’t you?
— Dr. Jonny Republic If You Can Keep It 🇺🇸 (@JonDougherty10) August 30, 2021
And even more appalling when you cause said death. 😡
— Billie Jean (@LittleBillieJ) August 30, 2021
Biden’s meetings with the families had to be scripted. Without a script, Biden wouldn’t know where he was, why he was there or to whom he was speaking.
— WindTalker (@nmlinguaphile) August 30, 2021
The idiot made it about his own son while standing there looking into the eyes of a new widow who hasn’t even buried her hisband yet. Good Lord.
— Peg (@a_cold_rain) August 30, 2021
There’s plenty of people who have lost a relative to cancer, wtf does that have to do with being an accomplice to murder???
— 🇮🇹 (@Deputy126) August 30, 2021
No matter how badly he may have handled that situation it does not take away from the fact that he absolutely is in no shape mentally to be the President. How long are the democrats going to play this game
— Robert Cz (@RobertCzechows3) August 30, 2021
“Scripted, shallow,” perfect summation of an ego driven, corrupt shell of a man. Only the extremists in the Democratic party could find him fit for any office. Pathetic and sad, we have to work our way out of this disaster.
— Jim Weaver (@jimaweaver) August 30, 2021
Biden needs to get the message that his story about Beau has lost its impact and everyone’s tired of hearing it. And it’s not the same thing when told to families whose loved one’s death is a result of his mismanagement.
— AshleeLee (@MsAshleeLee) August 30, 2021
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