Recently, Donald Trump said that no other president had called grieving military families to offer condolences. This was not true. In the past, presidents have made a point of calling military families or finding other ways to offer condolences and sincerely thank them for their sons and daughters’ service to the country.
Trump also said that he has called the family of every soldier who has died since he became president. According to the Washington Post, at least 20 Americans have been killed since he’s been in office. When the families of these late soldiers were interviewed, only about half of them had been contacted by Trump.
In light of Trump’s accusations towards past presidents and the storm of outrage that ensued, another story surfaced about a call that Trump did make to one military father. Trump told the father that he would send him $25,000 to help with his expenses, but he didn’t follow through.