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Trump offered $25000 to fallen soldier's father, but didn't follow through

Trump offered $25000 to fallen soldier's father, but didn't follow through

The president also said that he has called "every family of somebody that's died", but several Gold Star family members told news outlets that they have never had a call with Trump after their relative was killed in action. He said, 'Kel, he was doing exactly what he wanted to do when he was killed. He knew what he was getting into by joining that 1%. "He knew what the possibilities were". "And when he died, the four in Niger and my son in Afghanistan, when he died he was surrounded by the best men on this earth, his friends".

"To imply that President Obama was not appropriately sensitive, was not appropriately involved, was something that I was simply not going to allow to go unaddressed", Holder said.

Melissa Francis noted that reporters are now calling Gold Star family members to see whether they received a phone call from Trump.

Earlier this week, the aunt of Sergeant La David Johnson said President Trump had shown "disrespect" to the soldier's loved ones as he telephoned them to extend condolences as they drove to a Miami airport to receive his body.

The details of the conversation between the president and Myeshia Johnson were revealed by Florida Congresswoman Federica Wilson on CNN.

"She was crying for the whole time", Ms Wilson said of the widow.

Francis highlighted a Mediaite column in which Joseph A. Wulfsohn wrote that "everything about this condolence call "news story" is shameful". You could ask other people.

At least nine families of the 43 soldiers killed in action during the Trump administration have not been contacted by the President - a revelation that will add to the furore surrounding his alleged insensitivity to the widow of a Green Beret who lost his life in Niger.

But Kelly said Wilson exhibited "selfish behavior" with her account of the call.

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Trump later told reporters: "I did not say what she said", and "I had a very nice conversation".

But while Kelly expressed his anger at the politicization of the death of American soldiers, he also chose to ignore Trump's role in stoking it in the first place.

Trump denies on Twitter on Wednesday that he had made such kind of remarks.

In response to Trump's claim, retired army General Martin Dempsey tweeted that both President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama honored military service and implicitly criticized Trump for politicizing military deaths.

Kelly did say that he believed phone calls and even letters from USA presidents could not "lighten the burden on these families" and said he advised Trump against the phone calls.

After the phone call, Myeshia "was crying, she broke down".

"He said to me, 'What do I say?' I said to him, 'Sir, there is nothing you can do to lighten the burden on these families'".

He also described how he and his wife learned of their own son's death.