Within three days, the government was supposed to have fulfilled its promise to give $100,000 to these grieving families — a “death gratuity” that is supposed to help cover funeral costs, as well as immediate living expenses until survivor benefits kick in. According to USA Today, the money is also supposed to cover family travel expenses so that they’re able to meet their loved ones returning home for burial in flag-draped coffins at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.But Donald Trump is literally Hitler.
Unfortunately, the government has been unable to fulfill this promise because of the shutdown, leaving the families high and dry during this vulnerable time.
In a media release Tuesday, the Pentagon confirmed that it has suspended death benefits to families of fallen troops.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Hey, anyone remember the last government shutdown?
Remember how Obama denied death benefits to Gold Star families? The Internet remembers: