Gold Star mother Karen Vaughn has a question for the liberal media about their outrage over GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s recent spat with Khizr Khan, the Muslim father of an American Army captain who died serving in Iraq in 2004.
“If you’re going to just be outraged that one person says something that could be construed as a flippant remark without a lot of thought put behind it, what about the outrage over things people do?” she asked while speaking on CNN on Thursday.
Namely, what about showing outrage over what President Barack Obama did at Dover Air Force Base in 2011, where Vaughn and several dozen other families had gathered to see their sons’ bodies returned from Afghanistan?
Vaughn’s son, Aaron, died when the helicopter he was in was shot down over Afghanistan, killing 30 Americans, including 21 other Navy SEALs.
“The families unanimously asked Barack Obama to not bring any media, to not make this a media event — that he was welcome to be with us, but no media,” she explained. “And he showed up with cameras, and the next day, our pictures — or his picture saluting the caskets of our boys — was plastered over every outlet in America.”
You read that right: President Obama used the caskets of these deceased soldiers to have a photo op and make himself look good in front of the rest of the world — despite the grieving families having specifically asked that he not do as such.
Where is the outrage over this, and why is it that as of Friday morning, only a select few conservative news sites such as Breitbart and The Daily Caller had covered it?
Listen to Vaughn’s full statement below:
Trump might say offensive and politically incorrect things from time to time, but in no way, shape or form are his words comparable to the dastardly actions of President Barack Obama, who time and time again has put hisdelicate ego above and beyond the needs and concerns of others.