Just shut up. That pretty much sums up what many military personnel want to say to the socialist Establishment Media who took a surprise Christmas Day visit with the troops by the President and First Lady to the Iraqi combat zone and turned it into yet another thing to complain about. Pilot and war veteran Amber Smith is among those who are now condemning the media for its unrelenting anti-Trump bias.
“This is a new low for media personalities and news networks to go after U.S. troops who are fighting in a combat zone right now, with the sole purpose of hurting President Trump,” Smith told Fox News host Ed Henry.
Smith is a former Army helicopter pilot who did tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. She said the media need to wake up and realize what these servicemen and women are going through before they lob sham accusations of wrongdoing at them simply to attack President Trump.
“When I first heard this news breaking I said, this is absolutely fantastic. Republicans, Democrats, Americans, we can all get behind this because there is literally nothing negative about the commander-in-chief going to visit troops who are in harm’s way.
This is real life for them. Every single day they are going out on missions that are extremely dangerous. They are not in there behind the desk in Washington, researching the latest on political policy of the Department of Defense. They are wondering if they are going to make it home tonight.
The criticism is absolutely ludicrous. They want to criticize the president to criticize him. President Trump could cure cancer and they would still find something negative about it.”
Amazingly, CNN host Don Lemon and his guests doubled-down on their tone-deaf criticism of President Trump’s surprise visit to US service members in Iraq.
“He’s like the Grinch,” Lemon huffed.
Meanwhile, US Air Forces Europe said troops holding MAGA hats during President Trump’s visit to Ramstein Air Base did not violate any military rules that prohibit taking part in partisan activities while in uniform.
“There is no rule against Airmen bringing personal items to be signed by the president,” USAFE said in a statement.
Oops, poor CNN is foiled again.
Air Force: Nothing Improper with Airmen's Pro-Trump Merchandise at Ramstein https://t.co/3OD9sKmrj3
— Military.com (@Militarydotcom) December 28, 2018