It has become disturbingly apparent the lack of care, respect, or “empathy” Joe Biden has for the U.S. military.
The cognitively declining “commander in chief” is responsible for the deaths of 13 servicemen, yet he couldn’t even grant them the respect of his full attention as their bodies return back to the U.S.
Sleepy Joe faced a wave of backlash after he was caught on video checking his watch, closing his eyes, appearing unconscious as the slain soldiers killed in Kabul were transferred back home.
Relatives bared witness to Biden’s utter disrespect, many of whom were loudly wailing in agony over the sudden loss of their son.
Biden stood with hand over his heart, sometimes with his eyes closed, for dignified transfer of the Marines, one soldier and one sailor killed in Kabul airport attack. About 3 dozen relatives were seated in chairs, in Biden’s line of sight. One woman’s wailing could be heard. pic.twitter.com/VjhHYMg01Z
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) August 29, 2021
It was obvious Biden felt he had somewhere more important to be.
It's true. Joe Biden checked his watch during the dignified transfer of the servicemembers killing in Afghanistan at the airport. You can see him jerk his left hand to pull the watch out from under his sleeve, then look down at it. pic.twitter.com/M3QVzJbTIm
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) August 29, 2021
Former White House doctor and U.S. military veteran, Rep. Ronny Jackson, took to Twitter in dismay over Biden’s disturbing display of disrespect:
Apparently our Commander-in-Chief has better things to do than honor the 13 service members who died on his watch? I’m DISGUSTED! God bless these heroes and their loved ones. They deserved better. pic.twitter.com/Ciuymtby3N
— Ronny Jackson (@RepRonnyJackson) August 29, 2021
Many have called for Sleepy Joe’s resignation, but his lack of “empathy” for the soldiers who died on his watch set many Americans way over the edge.
.@JoeBiden checking his watch during the dignified transfer of American Heroes killed by his incompetence.
Resign now. pic.twitter.com/1r5eMdFrzI
— Boris Epshteyn (@BorisEP) August 29, 2021
Retired Army Veteran Samuel Williams tweeted: “Looks like he was being inconvenienced by having to show some respect for these American Heros.”
Looks like he was being inconvenienced by having to show some respect for these American Heros. https://t.co/omAs3CIqjj
— Samuel Williams (@votesamuelwill1) August 29, 2021
Nile Gardiner, a former aide to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, tweeted:
There is nothing more important than paying your respects to America's fallen war heroes, Mr. President. https://t.co/OxrAfHG7Cq
— Nile Gardiner (@NileGardiner) August 29, 2021
Many have noted how Biden increasingly appears tired, lethargic, barely conscious, ready to relax and anxious to vacation. Given his age, that is no surprise, but he signed up for this position. The blood is on his hands. His disinterest is the ultimate betrayal a commander in chief can hand down to the brave men and women fighting for U.S. interests.
Looks someone is anxious to go back on vacation. https://t.co/DZQjFrRSrt
— Ian Miles Cheong @ stillgray.substack.com (@stillgray) August 29, 2021
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee tweeted:
Many of us remember Pres Bush 41 checking his watch during a debate and how awful it looked (even though we all felt same way about that debate.) But this is shocking and will be remembered. https://t.co/sFfW032JNm
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) August 29, 2021
Attorney Kurt Schlichter tweeted, “He’s got somewhere more important to be.”
He's got somewhere more important to be. https://t.co/JqwtWbfiZr
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) August 29, 2021
Many were disturbed by Biden’s heartless disrespect:
Woah. I’m sorry but this is just all so so so wrong. (Watch 👇) I don’t care what your schedule is. These young men and women paid the ultimate price. Heartbreaking. https://t.co/AZX0aKUEZn
— Trish Regan (@trish_regan) August 29, 2021
The Department of Defense released the names of the U.S. soldiers who were killed during the terror attack on the Kabul airport:
- Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Darin T. Hoover, 31, of Salt Lake City, Utah.
- Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosariopichardo, 25, of Lawrence, Massachusetts.
- Marine Corps Sgt. Nicole L. Gee, 23, of Sacramento, California.
- Marine Corps Cpl. Hunter Lopez, 22, of Indio, California.
- Marine Corps Cpl. Daegan W. Page, 23, of Omaha, Nebraska.
- Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez, 22, of Logansport, Indiana.
- Marine Corps Lance Cpl. David L. Espinoza, 20, of Rio Bravo, Texas.
- Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jared M. Schmitz, 20, of St. Charles, Missouri.
- Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum, 20, of Jackson, Wyoming.
- Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga, California.
- Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui, 20, of Norco, California.
- Navy Hospitalman Maxton W. Soviak, 22, of Berlin Heights, Ohio.
- Army Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Knauss, 23, of Corryton, Tennessee.
Other notable tweets included:
“Why do I have to be here” pic.twitter.com/8SnXMUS31b
— Matt Vespa (@mVespa1) August 29, 2021
Benghazi 2.0 pic.twitter.com/NqI8Pl6kvN
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) August 29, 2021
“Only 10 more minutes until my next dose, right, Jill?”
— Adam Baldwin (@AdamBaldwin) August 29, 2021
Biden looks like he’s checking his watch at Dover Air Force Base while receiving our heroes… pic.twitter.com/ClrgEU7BX7
— Marina Medvin 🇺🇸 (@MarinaMedvin) August 29, 2021
Did Biden check his watch as the our slain Marines were returned?? pic.twitter.com/dGEmLW6Aqv
— Big Dan Rodimer (@DanRodimer) August 29, 2021
The disturbing images from the ceremony are in complete contrast to the respect and dignity Former President Donald Trump displayed for the U.S. military and the soldiers who bravely laid down their lives to protect American freedoms and interests. The shocking display of disrespect – from the man who claims to be the “empathy president” – goes hand-in-hand with the Anti-American sentiment strewn throughout his party and his administration.
Author: Elizabeth Tierney