Eleven days after the murder of four American soldiers at the hands of ISIS in Niger, South Africa Donald Trump has yet to even mention the incident let alone the names of the soldiers he claims he has such respect for.
Trump couldn't even muster a single solitary tweet for the fallen special forces members in the week and a half since a deadly ambush took their lives.
And as the bodies of Staff Sgt. Bryan Black of Washington state, Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson of Ohio, Sgt. La David Johnson of Florida and Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright of Georgia returned home in flag draped coffins Trump was still too busy golfing with Sen. Lindsey Graham to say a word publicly about them.
Trump had plenty of time to tweet about “fake news” and to call the media "disgusting”, brag about the stock market, lash out at late night talk show hosts, attack the NFL anthem kneelers and "Liddle'" Bob Corker.
But nothing for four American soldiers murdered by terrorists overseas.
This as he addressed the “Values Voters Summit” Friday, insisting that his administration had...
“made great strides against ISIS, tremendous strides.”
Yet even at that venue the four dead soldiers still didn't merit a mention.
Anyone remember the four Americans who lost their lives in the terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi?
Trump surly does as he tweeted sixty-six times about that attack.
He even used one of the dead men's mother to attack Hillary Clinton over Benghazi during the 2016 presidential campaign and went so far as to have her speak at the Republican National Convention.
So why the radio silence over Niger?
Perhaps Trump's silence has something to do with the new information that's come to light which describes details of the chaos and confusion which led to the 12 man team being left on the ground for nearly an hour before help could get to the remote area of southwestern Niger where they were operating.
Perhaps it's because in the end no American helicopters came to their rescue as they had to rely on the French military to rescue the remaining troops.
Perhaps it was the fact that it took an additional 48 hour to find the body of one of the fallen soldiers that was left behind in the confusion.
One thing you can be sure that if this incited had occurred under Preside Obama's watch Trump and the Republicans would be calling for his head.
The silence is deafening.
Military officials claim the incident is under investigation but it remains to be seen if Trump will ever mention the failings that led to the deadliest combat incident since beginning his term.