Letter: President’s statement insensitive, disrespectful


“He knew what he signed up for” is a very insensitive, disrespectful and callous statement to make to a grieving soldier’s spouse.

The lack of empathy was made all the worse because the comment was made by the commander-in-chief of the armed forces who should be exhibiting empathy, sensitivity, respect and honor for any military personnel killed in the line of duty.

Joette Burke

Beaver Creek


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Bob 1 year, 6 months ago

Joette Burke, that quote is totally taken out of context. You should have listened to Gen. Kelly.


Deva1961 1 year, 6 months ago

His base voted for him knowing that he has no empathy for any other person but himself. In other words, they knew what they were signing up for.