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Obama aides slam Trump over claim about past presidents, fallen soldiers

18 October 2017, 12:38 | Floyd Cook

President Trump with Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mc Connell in the Rose Garden

President Trump with Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mc Connell in the Rose Garden

"You can ask General Kelly".

A White House official said Kelly never received a call from Obama, according to Politico.

Trump himself had been mum on the issue until Monday, when he was asked if he had been in touch with the families of the slain servicemen, leading to an answer that went sideways and subsequently incurred the wrath of many in former president Barack Obama's administration. His remarks came amid questions at a press conference over Trump not having responded yet to the deaths of four US soldiers in an October 4 ambush in Niger. I don't know what Bush did, I don't know what Obama did.

The president's claim has sparked outrage among Mr Obama's former aides.

"President Obama I think probably did sometimes and maybe sometimes he didn't", Trump said.

Kelly's son Robert died when he stepped on a landmine in Afghanistan in 2010. "He saw up-close just how -& how much - Obama cared for the fallen's families", Price tweeted Tuesday.

Until Monday, the president had said nothing publicly about their deaths.

Trump, a Republican who as president serves as commander-in-chief of the US military, then appeared to criticize his predecessors handling of the issue of American soldiers' deaths.


As Trump's comments about Obama's interactions with the families of dead soldiers continued to be criticized on Tuesday, the White House shifted gears, using quotes from unnamed officials in an attempt to deflect the heat back onto Obama. I don't know what (George W.) Bush did.

Another noted that Obama had written thousands of letters and made hundreds of calls to Gold Star families.

A spokesman for Obama declined to comment.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders pushed back against nearly universal condemnation of President Donald Trump's smear of previous presidents not speaking with the families of fallen soldiers, saying the president was "Just stating a fact".

"Trump's jaw-dropping, disrespectful lie is not based anywhere in reality and is another symptom of a deep-seated obsession with tearing down President Obama".

"I will, at some point during the period of time, call the parents and the families - because I have done that, traditionally", he added. "I have called, I believe everybody, but I will use the word virtually everybody". I am not speaking for other people. "But they were written during the weekend".

"It's been the furthest thing from my mind and the minds of my family", said Will Wright, the brother of Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright, adding he bore no ill-will toward Trump. "All I can do - all I can do is ask my generals", he said. "I was told [Obama] didn't often, and a lot of presidents don't". A source familiar with that breakfast confirms not only that Gen. Kelly attended, but that he and his wife were listed as being seated at a table with the first lady at that event.



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