Trump: Country Loves Gold Star Mother Who Invited Him To Her Son’s Funeral
Former President Donald Trump said Monday that the country loves both the Gold Star mother and her son, a 20-year-old Marine killed in the Kabul, Afghanistan, airport bombing, after the mother invited Trump to her son’s funeral.
Trump thanked the mother for her actions and recognized her son, Kareem, in a statement Monday that was emailed to his supporters. The message made no indication of whether or not the former president would attend the service.
“Thank you Shana — our country loves you and especially loves your beautiful boy, Kareem,” Trump’s message read.
Shana Chappell, a resident of Norco, California , invited Trump to the funeral service after the former president sent out an emailed statement following her message to President Joe Biden on Aug. 30.
“I would love if some how my President (you Mr. Trump) could be present as i lay my Beautiful baby boy Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui to rest,” Chappell wrote Thursday. “It would be such an honor to meet the real President of the United States of America, President Trump.”
In the Aug. 30 post, the Gold Star mother criticized Biden for the deaths of her son and the 12 other American service members.
“You are a weak human being and a traitor!!!!” she said. “You turned your back on my son, on all of our Heros!!!”
Chappell accused Biden of not truly being the president.
“You are not the president of the United States of America Biden!!!!” she wrote. “Cheating isn’t winning!!! You are no leader of any kind!”
Chappell swore at the president and said that “one way or another,” Biden would be leaving the White House .
“If my president Trump was in his rightful seat then my son and the other Heros would still be alive!!!!” Chappell said.
Trump responded to the post Aug. 31, saying the Gold Star mother was “100% correct.”
“If I were President, your wonderful and beautiful son Kareem would be with you now, and so would the sons and daughters of others, including all those who died in the Kabul airport attack,” he said.
Author: Luke Gentile
Source: Washington Examiner: Trump says country loves Gold Star mother who invited him to her son’s funeral