On the 29th of January the White House issued this statement regarding the raid in Yemen conducted by US special operations forces:
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
January 29, 2017
Statement by the President on U.S. Service Member Killed in Yemen
In a successful raid against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) headquarters, brave U.S. forces were instrumental in killing an estimated 14 AQAP members and capturing important intelligence that will assist the U.S. in preventing terrorism against its citizens and people around the world.
Americans are saddened this morning with news that a life of a heroic service member has been taken in our fight against the evil of radical Islamic terrorism. The sacrifices made by the men and women of our armed forces, and the families they leave behind, are the backbone of the liberty we hold so dear as Americans, united in our pursuit of a safer nation and a freer world. My deepest thoughts and humblest prayers are with the family of this fallen service member. I also pray for a quick and complete recovery for the brave service members who sustained injuries.
Since Trump claims that his Twitter account is his way to speak to the people “directly” you might expect that he would give at least some sort of obligatory acknowledgement of the sacrifice of the American warrior who gave his life that day. But here is what you get instead:
A rant against the press…
Somebody with aptitude and conviction should buy the FAKE NEWS and failing @nytimes and either run it correctly or let it fold with dignity!
Christians in the Middle-East have been executed in large numbers. We cannot allow this horror to continue!
Our country needs strong borders and extreme vetting, NOW. Look what is happening all over Europe and, indeed, the world – a horrible mess!
…attacks on critics…
The joint statement of former presidential candidates John McCain & Lindsey Graham is wrong – they are sadly weak on immigration. The two…
…Senators should focus their energies on ISIS, illegal immigration and border security instead of always looking to start World War III.
…insecurity and defensiveness…
Statement Regarding Recent Executive Order Concerning Extreme Vetting: https://www.facebook.com/DonaldTrump/posts/10158567643610725 …
(by the way, on Facebook? Really?)
…and, of course, self promotion…
I will be interviewed by @TheBrodyFile on @CBNNews tonight at 11pm. Enjoy!
…all as if the death of the US Navy SEAL never happened.
This was the first death of a US service member since Trump took office, and it doesn’t even rate a mention on Trump’s precious Twitter feed. I said it before, Trump doesn’t give two fucks about our service members.