Trump spent the last week trying to settle personal scores, and completely ignoring the murder of an American soldier.
Trump has ignored the death of an American soldier in Afghanistan for over a week, instead focusing his time on name calling, settling petty grudges and trying to distract from criminality within his inner circle.
The Department of Defense identified on January 23 that Army Staff Sgt. Joshua Z. Beale had died the day before in Afghanistan "as a result of injuries sustained from enemy small arms fire during combat operations."
But in his commander-in-chief role, Trump has never mentioned him once. And Trump's White House hasn't mentioned him eitherin press releases or statements.
However, between the announcement of Sgt. Beale's death and today, January 29, Trump has tweeted about other things 51 times while on a near-constant online tirade, throwing out opinions and complaints about an array of issues.
Trump took the time to tweet " BUILD A WALL & CRIME WILL FALL!" three times as he continued to flail over his government shutdown.
Trump also took the time to flog conspiracy theories about votes from "non-U.S. citizens."
He could have offered condolences to the soldier's family, but he chose not to. Instead, it was more worth his time to indulge in familiar all-caps tweets, like "WITCH HUNT!"
Ignoring military sacrifice is a fixture of the Trump presidency. He prioritizes his own private grudges and vanity, and the promotion of his sycophants, over acknowledging the men and women of the armed services.
Trump has no respect for military service or any of the people who serve in uniform under his command. He doesn't care about them at all, and it shows.
Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.