Mike Pence Is Sad That Only Fox News Covered The Repatriation Ceremony For Remains Of Fallen Korean War Soldiers
On Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence flew to Honolulu, Hawaii, where he spoke at a Pearl Harbor repatriation ceremony for what is thought to be the remains of 55 fallen American soldiers who died during the Korean War.
During their June summit in Singapore, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un told President Trump that he would return the remains of the fallen soldiers. Pence greeted the caskets as they arrived on United States soil.
The remains of what is expected to be 55 American soldiers will now undergo processes of identification by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. That agency says that the identification process might take years to complete. There are 7,700 United States Korean War veterans who are currently classified as missing. Of those 7,700 veterans, it is believed that the remains of 5,300 remain in North Korea.
After the ceremony, Pence scolded the “mainstream media’ for the lack of live coverage of his speech at the repatriation ceremony. Of the major cable news networks, only Fox broadcast Pence’s remarks live. Both CNN and MSNBC covered the story on evening broadcasts.
Pence appeared on Fox & Friends, the president’s favorite morning show, on Thursday. He said, “I think there’s a lot of people in the so-called mainstream media that would do well to spend a little bit more time traveling across this country and listening to the American people.”
He went on saying, “Cause frankly, as I travel on behalf of this administration, meeting with groups large and small, I sense a great enthusiasm across the country.” He added, “People see when it comes to President Donald Trump, it really has been a year and a half of promises made and promises kept.”