President Trump just ended it early. The tragic news has been confirmed by a U.S. official, and millions of Americans are in mourning. This is terribly sad.
According to The Daily Caller, Trump “ended his Monday rally in New Hampshire early to attend the dignified transfer ceremony for two servicemen killed in Afghanistan over the weekend.”
From aboard Air Force One, national security advisor Robert O’Brien said, “These were fallen heroes and we were close by and the president wrapped his rally early so he could come.”
Accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, this marked the first time since 2009 that both the president and vice president have attended a dignified transfer ceremony together.
Trump was right to end his campaign rally early, of course, and it shows that his priorities are straight — there will always be time for politics. But honoring our fallen heroes should always come first.
It was a solemn and tearful moment at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware as flag-draped caskets were carried by U.S. servicemen. Trump and Pence did not speak — they stood in a silent and respectful salute.
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