At this point, many people may view President Trump as a “workaholic.” He hasn’t slowed down since he’s gotten in the White House and it didn’t look like he was going to stop…that is until he made a secretive escape to Marine One.
President Trump seemed to be having a normal day until reporters caught him and his daughter heading towards the Marine One Helicopter. The two, mostly dressed in black, were headed across the South Lawn in a most somber tone.
The White House Press Office revealed a little information saying:
POTUS and daughter Ivanka emerged from the Oval Office at 2:57 p.m. under cloudy skies on a chilly winter day, with Trump wearing a long, dark overcoat that was unbuttoned, allowing his signature blue tie to show. She was wearing black and blue overcoat that was buttoned, and carrying a black handbag. The first daughter had her blonde hair pulled up.
POTUS and his daughter walked slowly toward Marine One, Trump giving the pool a brief wave.
At 2:58 p.m., Ivanka boarded the executive helicopter first, followed by her father, who saluted the Marine as he started up the stairs.
At 3 p.m., the engines fired up, and two minutes later Marine One lifted off from the South Lawn.
Reporters were completely confused by the sudden trip and seeing Jared Kushner, Vice President Pence and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus watching them leave was equally confusing. However, not long after the helicopter had left, another statement was issued:
POTUS is arriving shortly or has already arrived in Marine One at Dover Air Force Base for arrival of remains of a US commando killed early Sunday in Yemen during a raid on Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
The Pentagon has identified the deceased as Chief Special Warfare Operator William “Ryan” Owens, 36, of Peoria, Ill. Multiple news outlets have said Owens was a member of SEAL Team 6. The death occurred during the first counter-terrorism operation of the Trump presidency.
Sen. Chris Coons (D) of Delaware is accompanying POTUS on the visit to Dover AFB.
Trump’s actions here reveal another small part of who he really is. Most of us only know his campaign and business side which is aggressive, mean, and quite frankly unwelcoming. However, deep inside, we think there is a lot more.
Trump and Ivanka observed something called a “Dignified Transfer” which is when the fallen soldier is transferred from military custody to the mortuary service. Trump didn’t stop with that though. He also visited with the family to show his respect.
I want to give a special thank you to Chief Special Warfare Operator William “Ryan” Owens for his service and sacrifice to this country. Thank you for keeping us safe, protected, and free. Our prayers go out to the Owens family.