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The following must be making the rounds on social media and via email.

I read it in a comment at The Conservative Treehouse.

The text comes from Karen Vaughn, the mother of deceased Navy SEAL Aaron Vaughn. Karen has written several books about her son and her family. She refers to President Trump as ‘the Salty Sailor’ and as ‘The Fireman’.

When you read the following, you will appreciate why (emphases mine):

Sometimes God uses a no-nonsense, salty sailor to get the job done. Appreciating what that man is doing doesn’t mean we worship the salty sailor or even desire to be like the salty sailor. It doesn’t even mean God admires the salty sailor. Maybe He just knows he’s necessary for such a time as this.

I believe with all my heart that God placed that salty sailor in the White House and gave this nation one more chance in November 2016. Donald Trump is what he is. He is still the man he was before the election. And without guilt, I very much admire what that salty sailor is accomplishing.

He’s not like me. That’s okay. I don’t want to be like him. I will never behave like him. I know we’ve NEVER had a man like him lead our nation. It’s crazy and a little mind blowing at times. But I can’t help admire the ability he has to act with his heart rather than a calculated, PC, think tank-screened, carefully edited script. I still believe that is WHY he became our President and WHY he’s been able to handle a landslide of adversity and STILL pass unprecedented amounts of good legislation for our country AND do great works for MANY other nations, including Israel.

I’m THRILLED with what he’s doing for my nation, for the cause of Christ (whether intentional or unintentional, doesn’t matter to me), and for the concept of rebuilding America and putting her FIRST. I will not be ashamed of my position because others don’t see him through the same lens.

Should it matter to me if a fireman drops an f-bomb while he’s pulling me from a burning building? Would I really care about what came out of his mouth in those moments? Heck no! I’d CARE about what he was DOING. He wasn’t sent there to save my soul and I’m not looking to him for spiritual guidance. All I’m thinking in those moments is, “Thank you, Jesus, for sending the fireman.”

This man is crass. Okay.
He’s not careful with what he says. Okay.
You feel offended that he’s not a typical statesman. Okay.

But he is rebuilding the nation my son died for…the nation I feared was on a fast track to becoming a hopeless cause.

Forgive me if I’m smiling.

Karen expresses her support of President Trump perfectly.

Personally, I’m sick of policy wonks — Obama types — who make it clear they don’t like ordinary ‘folks’, to borrow an oft-use Obama word he uses to disparage the average American.

I will be seeing a number of anti-Trumpers this weekend at private events. I will try to remember this lady’s excellent talking points when the subject turns to the present occupant of the White House.

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