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President Trump Cut New Hampshire Rally Short to Honor Fallen Troops at Dover

President Trump Cut New Hampshire Rally Short to Honor Fallen Troops at Dover

On Monday night, President Trump cut short his rally in Manchester, New Hampshire so he could honor two servicemen killed in Afghanistan on Saturday at a very Dignified Transfer ceremony at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Vice President Mike Pence was there also.

Many noticed that President Trump was speaking at a much faster pace than he usually does and finished the rally after about an hour making this one of his shortest rallies ever.

The AP reports on the moment when a family member was overcome with grief at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.

…Trump saluted and Vice President Mike Pence placed his hand over his heart as transfer cases containing the remains were carried out of a C-17 military plane and transferred to a transport vehicle.

As Trump and Pence stood on the tarmac in a falling mist, a woman among the mourners broke free of efforts to hold her back and ran toward the plane. She threw herself on its ramp, crying and screaming, as mourners and an official tried to restrain her. She wailed as the doors on the transfer vehicle closed.

Trump and Pence, who had traveled from a rally in New Hampshire, also met with the families before taking part in what is known in the military as a “dignified transfer.”

National security adviser Robert O’Brien told reporters traveling with Trump aboard Air Force One that the president had wrapped up a reelection campaign rally in New Hampshire early so he could be with the families…

 

Sgt. Javier Jaguar Gutierrez, 28 and Sgt. Antonio Rey Rodriguez, 28 were killed and six other soldiers were wounded when a man dressed in an Afghanistan army uniform opened fire with a machine gun. One Afghan soldier was also killed and three wounded in the attack that took place during a joint operation in Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan.

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