'Fat f***ing liar': Families of dead soldiers blast Trump

18 October, 2017, 00:38 | Author: Brian Mcdaniel
  • White House: Trump Spoke To Families Of Soldiers Killed In Niger, 13 Days Later

Other people accused Trump of making blasphemous lies on a national stage about Obama.

Ex-Obama staffers leaped to defend their former boss, who did in fact call some of the families of soldiers killed in action, as did his immediate predecessors.

"The traditional way, if you look at President Obama and other presidents, majority didn't make calls, a lot of them didn't make calls", Trump said when asked about the four Green Berets killed earlier this month in Niger. "A lot of them didn't make calls".

David Axelrod, a senior adviser to Obama, said, "I don't recall anything moving him more".

He went on: "President Obama, I think, probably did sometimes, and maybe sometimes he didn't".

But I do know the memory of 1st Lt. Robert Michael Kelly doesn't deserve to be treated as a partisan prop by a draft-dodging amateur whose profound insecurities overrides any sense of moral judgment he has left.

President George W. Bush, even at the height of two wars, "wrote all the families of the fallen", said Freddy Ford, spokesman for the ex-president.

Something Rachel said on the show last night struck me as important.

Mr Trump was responding to questions as to why he had remained uncharacteristically silent on the deaths of four U.S. soldiers in Niger 12 days ago.

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"I don't know if he did".

Asked why he had not acknowledged the soldiers' deaths, Trump said he would send letters to their families later on Monday and would call them "at some point during the period of time".

The aide said the Kellys were seated at then-first lady Michelle Obama's table.

Several former Obama administration officials recalled the former president's walks through Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery, where the dead from Iraq and Afghanistan are buried, his visits to the wounded at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and the time he spent with families of the fallen at the White House and around the country.

Eric Holder, President Obama's former attorney-general, called on Mr Trump to tell the truth. "I like, when I can, the combination of a call and also a letter".

"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.

Still, in early 2011, the family of one fallen soldier, Sgt. Sean Collins, told Fox News they had requested a call from Obama and were told his schedule was too packed for a conversation. As a former White House chief of staff under Bill Clinton, Panetta said: "I suspect some staff members did not get letters 1/8about Niger3/8 to the president as quickly as possible".

Gen Kelly has yet to comment on the president's latest remarks. "Also", Rhodes added, "Obama never attacked a Gold Star family".

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