Natasha De Alencar returned home on April 12 after making T-shirts and pillowcases in her husband’s memory. When she arrived home, she was told someone was on the phone for her.
It was President Trump.
Days before, two Army men told her that her husband, Army Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar, had been killed in Afghanistan on April 8 in a firefight with ISIS in eastern Afghanistan. He was a member of the 7th Special Forces Group.
He left behind five children — Deshaune, 20, Octavia, 18, Rodrigo, 16, Tatiyana, 13, and Marcos, 5 — and his wife of 15 years. De Alencar recalled in a phone interview:
“My husband was truly one of those people who would give you the shirt off of his back and he would look out for you before himself.”
De Alencar all of a sudden was left to figure out funeral plans, go through the endless paperwork and provide emotional support for her family. Now… she was about to speak to the president.
Surrounded by her children in the living room, De Alencar picked up the phone and put it on the speakerphone.
After waiting on hold for about 15 minutes, Trump’s voice echoed out of the phone’s speaker, while one of De Alencar’s daughters filmed the conversation.
Here is her response to the call, where she says it was ‘Heartfelt’:
Last week, President Trump has faced major backlash when Democratic Representative Frederica Wilson of Florida told reporters the President called the widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson and was “insensitive,” adding that she heard part of the call on speakerphone when she was with the widow.
Wilson told CNN’s Don Lemon in an interview:
“Basically he said, ‘Well, I guess he knew what he signed up for. But I guess it still hurt.’ That’s what he said.”
President Trump challenged her and said her comments were “totally fabricated,” which resulted in Chief of Staff John Kelly to go toe-to-toe with the congresswoman, and the media for covering the fiasco, and not respecting the grieving family. The retired Marine general lost his own son in battle, and said that he was “stunned” when he heard Wilson’s criticism.
Kelly said he was so disgusted, he actually took time to himself at the Arlington National Cemetery to compose himself saying:
“What she was saying, what she was doing on TV. The only thing I could do to collect my thoughts was to go walk among the finest men or women on this Earth.”
This sparked an outcry not just for gold star families, veterans, and everyday patriots, but also the African American community.
Revising for those who don’t connect dots well…So, the same guy who:
• Who helped Jennifer Hudson after her tragedy,
• Who gave a family use of his private jet to fly their child cross-country for medical treatment,
• Who won over black women in Houston during a visit to a hurricane relief center after Harvey,
• Who made this call to this black woman…
And he makes no public mention of these actions…
The progressives and the knee-grows believe he suddenly changed who he’s always been when he spoke to a different black woman after she became a widow.
All because some lyin’ member of the Clown Brown Caucus chose to politicize the death of a black man and the same press that can’t find TrumpRussia collusion – and won’t pay attention to ClintonRussia collusion – wants to run with the lie.
Of course, these same dishonest folks had no problem defending the Islamist bathhouse queen Obama & his storm of lies about Benghazi.
So, again: for all the lyin’ sacks who accused the president of being heartless and cold when speaking with the widow of a black soldier, killed in Niger, AND the sorry progressive (knee-grow) dupes who believed the lie…
You’re all sorry excuses for human beings, and not Americans at all.