Gold star families vouch for Trump

October 20, 2017

Another Gold Star family member also vouched for Trump’s concern and compassion for the families of fallen soldiers and believes his words from another call that’s made news must have been misconstrued and politicized. Indeed, the Florida Democratic Congress member who started this fire, when put on the spot, admitted she couldn’t remember exactly what Trump said.

If you wonder why you see stories on the Internet about one outrageous thing or another that Trump allegedly said, but you don’t see me commenting on them, please believe me, it’s not due to partisanship. If I thought some of those “outrageous” quotes were real, I would say something. But I’ve made it a rule of thumb that whenever I see one of those hair-on-fire stories about some new Trump “outrage,” I wait until I find out if there’s any truth to it at all (usually not) or if it’s even, as Hollywood puts it, “based on a true story” (which usually means it's about as accurate as saying that “Bambi” is based on the true lives of deer.) There are entire websites that seem to survive primarily on bogus “Trump Is CRAAAA-ZEE” clickbait headlines.

I know Donald Trump. I’ve talked to him privately, I’ve debated him, and I’ve interviewed him. Yes, he’s capable of shooting from the hip and making some questionable statements, particularly when he’s on a Twitter tear. But if you expect me to believe that he showed disrespect to the family of a fallen US military member, then you’d better have it on tape. Sorry, mainstream media and Democratic Congress members: in that area, Trump’s reputation for showing respect is a heck of a lot more solid than your reputation for honesty about Trump.

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Comments 1-12 of 12

  • Gayle Johnson

    10/21/2017 11:42 AM

    Maria Porzio:
    Even if it were on tape, I would question the validity of it because someone (Alec Baldwin comes to mind) could be impersonating the POTUS to make him look/sound bad.
    I am proud of President Trump and as I said to "a friend" on my f/b page, "So, UNTIL THE DAY comes where President Trump builds a golden statue of himself and commands everyone to bow down and worship it or be killed, I will stand behind him as POTUS!!"

    Governor Huckabee: "Sorry, mainstream media and Democratic Congress members: in that area, Trump’s reputation for showing respect is a heck of a lot more solid than your reputation for honesty about Trump." LOVE IT! Keep being the voice of reason.

  • tom jeffs

    10/21/2017 09:37 AM

    no-one EAVESDROPPED on their conversations

  • Michael Egbert

    10/21/2017 08:40 AM

    I don't even listen to/watch mainstream media anymore because over 90% of what is reported about President Trump has been spun so intently that its become an outright lie (Fox News is #1 for me) - I'm sorry Mr Trump, I truly wish I had the power to do something about the atrocities committed against you by the media. What right did that racist/congresswoman from Florida invoke to allow her to "listen in" on our President's condolences to that grieving family? How did she come to be with that family when he telephoned them in the first place? Did she get a "heads up" the call was coming and when? Then the media actually LISTENING to her assinine version of that call? Absolutely stunning...in my career as a police officer I had several occasions where I was sent to deliver news of the loss of a loved one and to offer condolences as well...not once was there a "congressperson" (from ANYWHERE with or without troubling mental faculties) with any of those families when I delivered the devastating news...

  • Michael Egbert

    10/21/2017 08:09 AM

    that alleged "congresswoman" from Florida, a known Trump-hater like her counterpart in California (Waters) had no business "listening in" when President Trump called the family with his condolences in the loss of their loved one. And then to take what was said and totally put it out of context to deliberately make it a racial and political incident is astronomically stupid. How did such a person get elected in the first place?! Her constituents are either thinking it was funny to vote her in or they are all just as "challenged" as she is. Would she have been as enthusiastic to "listen in" if that family were another race than black? I wonder....................

  • Richard Puter

    10/20/2017 11:47 PM

    Once again, liberal Democrats embarrass themselves before anyone and everyone who cares to take note. Like cur jackals nipping at the heels of a powerful lion, they bitch, whine, moan, and fulminate from their "god given" self-righteousness. Kelly eloqently put them in their place, but in their minds, America should rejoice at having these paragons of intellect, power, and influence there to try to rein in the damage being caused by the man who could not POSSIBLY win the election...we have the word of Rachel Maddow, George Clowney (sp error on purpose), and of course, the Great Socialist himself and Judge of All...Bernie-boy Sanders.

    Does that about sum it up, or do I need a week with Charlie Schumer for "re-education"?

  • Randy Thompson

    10/20/2017 08:12 PM

    Governor Huckabee, I just wanted to say “Thank you”. You are an honorable man. Your wife and family, I know, are very proud of you. You ARE an American patriot????. God bless you!

  • Maria Porzio

    10/20/2017 06:25 PM

    Governor Huckabee, you took the words right our of my mouth: "...if you expect me to believe that he showed disrespect to the family of a fallen US military member, then you’d better have it on tape. Sorry, mainstream media and Democratic Congress members: in that area, [President] Trump’s reputation for showing respect is a heck of a lot more solid than your reputation for honesty about [President] Trump." Could not have said it better. Thanks for being fair and honest, as always. PS: Can you please come and be our governor in NJ? We NEED you!!

  • Maria Porzio

    10/20/2017 06:23 PM

    Governor Huckabee, you took the words right our of my mouth: "...if you expect me to believe that he showed disrespect to the family of a fallen US military member, then you’d better have it on tape. Sorry, mainstream media and Democratic Congress members: in that area, [President] Trump’s reputation for showing respect is a heck of a lot more solid than your reputation for honesty about [President] Trump." Could not have said it better. Thanks for being fair and honest, as always. PS: Can you please come and be our governor in NJ? We NEED you!!

  • Glenn J Hurla

    10/20/2017 06:20 PM

    Love your new show. Fantastic work. Was a little shocked you gave Dolly a free pass after her part in the 9 to 5 group Trump bashing on one of the stupid liberal give each other awards shows. But keep up the great work otherwise.

  • JCARROLL BARNHILL

    10/20/2017 06:09 PM

    THE REAL REASON THEY ARE HEROES IS BECAUSE THEY KNOW WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN BUT STILL JOIN TO PROTECT ALL OF US, OUR LIVES. OUR COUNTRY AND FREEDOM. TRUE AMERICANS ALL


  • Edith Peters

    10/20/2017 05:29 PM

    Mike - you are the voice of sanity that i rely on in this time of great stupidity, couthlessness, bipartisanship, lies, and outrageous attempts at bullying. You report with the honesty and sense of humor that is so greatly needed. This helps me know better how to pray and how to sleep better at night. God bless you and all your family.

  • Judy Micou Phillips

    10/20/2017 01:52 PM

    In no way is the statement disrespectful, to say that the soldier knew what he signed up for.... That's exactly why we honor them! Those who take the risk should so be recognized. Military and first responder families are well familiar, as is mine, with that phrase when one of ours is lost in service. "He was doing what he wanted to do" thank you Mike for your site and tv show, keep it real and positive. Best Regards