Gold Star Mother Welcomes Former President Trump to Son’s Funeral

Official DHS photo by Jetta Disco

Shana Chappell, the mother of Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui, posted on her Facebook account that would love for former President Donald Trump to attend the funeral service for her son, who is set to be laid to rest on September 18.

Nikoui was one of the U.S. service members who was killed in a terrorist attack while his unit was securing Hamid Karzai International Airport during the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan. The Department of Defense blamed ISIS-K for the attack. A total of 13 service members were killed with at least 18 wounded.

“Thank you President Trump for your beautiful response to me. I would love if [somehow] my President ( you Mr. Trump) could be present as i lay my Beautiful baby boy Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui to rest. It would be such an honor to meet the real President of the United States of America, President Trump. I love you and America loves you,” Chappell wrote. “Thank you all so much for honoring my son Kareem Nikoui, thank you all for your love and support. Thank you all for using your words and your accounts to get me my account back. Much love to you all! Stay strong! Now is the time we fight back and we don’t stop until we have our country back on her feet!”

In response, Trump put out a new statement with a screenshot of Chappell’s Facebook post, saying, “Thank you Shana—our Country loves you and especially loves your beautiful boy, Kareem.”

Read more at Townhall.

Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Jawad
Jawad
2 months ago

Mr. Trump is the REAL President. Moreover, even if he were not, he is a human being and a gentleman, unlike the burned out old husk of neural protoplasm flourishing in lies, who is currently occupying the White House.

Grace
Grace
2 months ago

I understand the 9/11 group who list guests for 9/11 memorial service 2021 request Joe Biden not attend any services at the 9/11 memroial. That is why he is taping a speech he has requested to be shown. Not because he is so busy he doesn’t have time. Personally, if they play the video I will not watch it.
Fox’s Chris Wallace announced he is not having any mpre conservatives on is show because, he said–“I don’t want to listen to their crap.” I have to assume Wallace’s show will not have many listeners and fade into tv never land where it belongs. I will not listen to it. Regular Fox Listeners will not support any advertisers to the show.

linda pfister knowles
2 months ago
Reply to  Grace

I not only DO NOT WANT THE IMBICILE THERE I WOULD NOT PLAY ANY VIDEO THAT HE WOULD MAKE AS HE IS A CHEAT A LIAR A TRAITOR I WOULD NOT GIVE THAT RAT THE TIME OF DAY HE SHOULD BE COURT MARSHALED AND SPEND THE REST OF HIS STINKING LIFE IN PRISON AND PELOSI & SCHUMER & SCHIFF & WATERS & WARREN & Romney and all the back stabbing AMERICA HATING DEMOCRATS HANG ALL OF THEM FOR TREASON

Sandy
Sandy
2 months ago

The “T” word….hardly spoken but I hear it more often now…..thank you. It is about time someone calls like it is.

John Baughman
2 months ago

How far we have fallen: Biometric screening is being offered as proof of proper vetting of incoming civilians from Afghanistan, while it is may not even be proof of one being healthy, another form of “Government” folly, foisted as proof positive.


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