For those who might not understand why Trump is so destructive to our nation- by Eric Keller
As a retired U.S. Army chaplain, the tragic and sorrowful death of a Soldier always brings unimaginable grief from those who loved him/her. I witnessed mothers weeping uncontrollably at the funeral of their son, a husband holding his children at a gravesite service for his wife, many fellow Soldiers standing at attention when Taps is played with tears in their eyes, and my own face when I finished my duty at the Memorial Service/Ceremony & Gravesite Ceremony. All reflect the pain that comes with the combat or non-combat death of a Soldier.
While serving in the Pentagon from 2004-2008, I know President George W. Bush and his administration talked with the families of the fallen many, many times. I know he went to Bethesda Naval Medical Center and Walter Reed to visit gravely wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines. So did Cheney, Rumsfeld, and others in his administration. As much as I disagreed with their ideology, I respected them for performing these acts of kindness.
Trump is incapable of this. For him to look beyond his own egocentric needs is virtually impossible. The coldness of his soul truly staggers me and this current outrage reflects this coldness. Claiming past presidents, mainly Obama, did not contact and mourn with those left behind after the death of a Soldier as well as violating General Kelly's privacy is just beyond the pale. It is inhuman. How could anyone expect this person- who truly thinks of no one but himself and his own needs- to be able to lead this nation?