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Three days after explosions rocked Afghanistan’s Hamid Karzai International Airport killing 13 US servicemembers, President Joe Biden flew to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to receive their remains and meet the gold star families.
It didn’t go as planned when most members of one Gold Star family walked out and the widow who stayed was not impressed with Biden’s ‘scripted’ performance.
Jiennah McCollum, the expectant wife of 20-year-old Marine Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum, said according to the Washington Post, “you can’t f*ck up as bad as he did and say you’re sorry.”
From The Washington 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.
“You can’t f— up as bad as he did and say you’re sorry,” Roice said of the president. “This did not need to happen, and every life is on his hands.”
The White House declined to comment on the private conversations Biden had with families.
A Biden meeting w/ the pregnant widow of one of the dead Marines didn’t go well
“It struck the family as scripted and shallow, a conversation that lasted only a couple of minutes..”https://t.co/XTYDG5saMV pic.twitter.com/LxDyoZrXy4
— Alex Thompson (@AlexThomp) August 30, 2021
“I lost my best friend,” Jiennah Crayton, the wife of Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum, wrote on Facebook. “He would’ve been the best dad. I wish he could see how much of an impact he made on this world.” https://t.co/3pcciY9U7Y
— Stars and Stripes (@starsandstripes) August 28, 2021
This was never said of Trump. He always handed these calls with surprising delicateness and sensitivity. The guy really was his own worst enemy and he had a heart that he didn’t show. https://t.co/CVS9g8xxou
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) August 30, 2021
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