We lost several brave souls in Afghanistan in recent weeks. Unsurprisingly, those who lost loved ones aren’t too happy with how the Biden administration handled the entire situation.
For example, Kathy McCollom lost her son last month and she puts the blame squarely on President Biden. She’s also been vocal about her support of former President Donald Trump.
Now, Trump has responded — and it’s one of the most heartfelt replies you’ll ever see.
Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum served proudly in the U.S. Marines, but he was only 20 years old when he lost his life in Kabul. 12 other service members also perished in that terrible attack.
McCollom’s mother was quick to condemn Biden’s team, saying her son’s life “was taken for nothing.”
She then penned a gut-wrenching note to Trump’s Save America PAC, and that’s when the former POTUS took notice. Many believe Trump has long since been a friend to the U.S. military.
Here’s part of McCollom’s message:
We need the corrupt pseudo president gone. President Trump has to run.
My son should not be gone. President Trump would never [have] allowed this to happen. We need him back in office to save this country.
She added that her son was a “sacrificial lamb” and that he was “murdered for Biden’s optics.”
Trump couldn’t ignore this and decided he had to offer his condolences. These words have rapidly made the rounds on social media, as many say it’s more proof of Trump’s support of military families.
Here’s the statement he made this week:
Thank you, Kathy. America feels your loss and fully understands your pain. Rylee will never be forgotten.
To have a former President mention your son’s name, and honor your family by saying “America feels your loss” is something truly special.
It won’t bring the boy back but at least Kathy McCollum has the kind words of a former Commander-in-Chief. And that’s something her children and children’s children will always have.
But McCollum doesn’t only blame Biden.
She also targeted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for refusing to allow Congress to read the names of the Kabul victims during a House session:
Then Pelosi denying my son recognition and turning her back. Just as she tore up Donald’s speech.
We cannot give up our country. I will always fight for the Trump administration just as my son did.
These are strong words from a grieving gold star mom and as Trump says, every U.S. citizen should feel some of that pain.
After all, it’s always difficult when we lose American lives overseas. But it’s even tougher when the families believe those lives were lost in vain, and that it could’ve easily been prevented.
In this case, the mother believes it would never have happened if Trump was still in charge.
And whether it’s right or wrong, millions of Americans likely agree with her.
- Former President Donald Trump sent a gold star mom a heartfelt reply.
- Kathy McCollum lost her son in Kabul, and blames the Biden administration. She says “he was taken for nothing.”
- She also said we need Trump back in office, and Trump replied by thanking her and saying that her son “will never be forgotten.”
Source: Washington Examiner