As I am sure you have all heard by now, the remains of our fallen 13 American heroes have finally been brought home to their families. For most, the funerals have yet to have happened yet, but one of the most important ceremonies of any fallen military member has the dignified transfer of remains.
Of course, according to most witnesses and multiple sources, not everything was as ‘dignified’ as it should have been.
Yes, the military honored them with a completely above-board tribute. And yes, the families of each service member have transferred custody of the body and permitted to prepare for funerals, wakes, and memorials as they saw fit.
However, the same cannot be said for the President of the United States, an office that is supposed to exude dignity and respect on every level and at every moment.
Instead, he seemed to treat the entire day, from the multiple meetings with family members to the ceremony itself, as though it was a mere formality and something to check off his schedule. Hell, he even checked his watch during the dignified transfer of remains, and not just once.
And for grieving mother Shana Chappell, that was only the beginning of Biden’s transgressions.
Apparently, Joe Biden made the entire meeting about himself and his own loss, that of his son Beau, who died of brain cancer back in 2015 at the age of 46. Of course, he tried to use his son’s loss as a way to connect with family members like Chappell, as if to say, ‘I’ve been when you’re at.’
But as Chappell pointed out, this was neither the time nor the place for such.
Additionally, the loss is nothing even remotely similar to what Chappell and the other families are likely experiencing.
And she let Biden know it, then and later on social media.
In a message to Biden on her Facebook account, Chappell reiterated what she had told Biden in person and warned him that there would be consequences for his disrespectful and flat-out rude treatment of her at the Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Sunday.
According to the message, Biden not only tried to make the situation about himself, but when she attempted to tell him how wrong he was for doing so, he grew frustrated with her, interrupting her and even rolling his eyes and throwing up his hands in disgust at her before storming off.
The consequence would be that she would be traveling to Washington D.C. the very next day after her son’s funeral to “make a statement” and demand his resignation. She promises that this is not an attempt to be problematic, violent, or even protest.
However, his lack of respect for her and her fallen son, as well as the complete disregard for her feelings, deserves some penance. And that doesn’t even begin to get into the accountability that should be leveled at him for getting her son and others killed in the first place.
According to Chappell, “MY SON’S BLOOD IS ON YOUR HANDS!!! All 13 of them, their blood is on your hands.”
And just to throw salt on the wound a bit more, she added, “If my president Trump was in his rightful seat then my son the other Heros would still be alive!!!!”
Now, regardless of what Biden may think of that last statement, it’s no doubt true. And Trump agrees.
Through his Save America PAC, the former president responded to Chappell, basically doing everything that Biden had not.
Trump told Chappell, “Shana, you are 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 of those who died in the vicious Kabul airport attack.”
He added that if he were still president and had agreed to pull our troops out of Afghanistan at such a time, he would have done things much differently. According to him, civilians would be brought out first, followed by all $85 billion in equipment that the Taliban now has at their disposal. And the military would follow, “coming out very safely after all was clear.”
Trump ended by offering his love and support, saying, “I love you, and I love Kareem.”
Oh, that we had a president who understood respect and dignity again…