Just a day after Donald Trump's
controversial blatantly false remarks that former President Barack Obama and the other presidents didn't call the families of soldiers killed in action ignited the internet, the president is at it again. At a radio event at the White House, Trump doubled-down on his comments, telling Fox News Radio host Brian Killmeade, "I mean, you could ask General [John] Kelly did he get a call from Obama. You could ask other people. I don’t know what Obama’s policy was."
By General John Kelly, Trump was referring to his beleaguered chief of staff, who tragically lost his son in 2010. First Lieutenant Robert Michael Kelly was leading a unit when he stepped on a concealed explosive device.
Kelly - *understandably* - didn't comment on Trump's allegations, and while former White House aides can't remember Obama calling him, they do remember that the former president did something even better than call...
He hosted Kelly at a private breakfast for Gold Star families.
Former WH photographer Pete Souza posts photo of 44 meeting w family of fallen Army Sgt. after Pres. Trump says Oba… https://t.co/J8v4tvvmYt— Michael Del Moro (@Michael Del Moro)1508183337.0
News of this heartwarming gesture comes after Trump back-tracked, then doubled down on his claims that former presidents didn't call Gold Star families.
Trump on soldiers killed in Niger: "President Obama and other presidents, most of them didn't make calls ... I call… https://t.co/ha38BJugNf— Axios (@Axios)1508177799.0
"Most of them didn't make calls," Trump said, although he did add it's possible Obama sometimes did call.
that's a fucking lie. to say president obama (or past presidents) didn't call the family members of soldiers KIA - he's a deranged animal.— alyssa GrudgePac mastromonaco (@alyssa GrudgePac mastromonaco)1508177325.0