Not the Onion: Trump: I have “one of the great memories of all time”
Army Sgt. La David Johnson is killed in Niger a few weeks ago. It has become something of a norm among presidents to contact the spouses of fallen service-members. So far, so good. Then the call happens. Trump, who is either incredibly self-aware about his flat-footedness or totally empty, basically tells Johnson’s widow Myeshia Johnson that “he knew what he signed up for, but I guess it still hurts.” Jesus, man! First, he denies this version of the story, as if the three other people surrounding Johnson (including a U.S. Congresswoman) would all lie. His White House later confirms Johnson’s version of the story. But not before swinging that white rage around like bait for his supporters to chew on. Here we are again: Trump has one of the great memories in the history of the Republic.