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A video frame of Myeshia Johnson over the casket of her husband, Sgt. La David Johnson, in Miami on Tuesday. During a condolence call to her, President Trump said her husband “knew what he signed up for.”

Michael Warren in The Weekly Standard:

Mr. Warren gives President Trump the benefit of the doubt when it comes to interpreting what he intended in his comments to the widow of Sgt. La David T. Johnson. Determining whether those comments — or any condolences offered during a period of grieving — were insensitive is up to the “ear of the beholder,” he argues. Read more »


Jena Greene in The Smokeroom:

Ms. Greene writes about presidential outreach to the families of fallen soldiers from personal experience. In 2004, her father, a Marine Corps helicopter pilot, was shot down in Iraq. She explains how she received a letter from President George W. Bush but “we didn’t get a phone call from the president, and we didn’t expect to.” It’s not protocol for presidents to reach out to families directly, unless the death is high profile. “Bickering over this kind of protocol,” she warns, “rarely ends well.” Read more »


Rich Lowry in National Review:

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