Trump claims Obama, other former presidents didn't call families of fallen soldiers

Trump claims Obama, other former presidents didn't call families of fallen soldiers

Trump claims Obama, other former presidents didn't call families of fallen soldiers

The White House has said little about Trump's involvement in the proceedings, and he did not travel to Dover Air Force Base for the return of the soldiers' bodies to the United States. President Donald Trump's suggestion Monday that his predecessors fell short in that duty brought a visceral reaction from those who witnessed those grieving encounters. "I think about this every time I approve an operation as president", he said in a May 2016 ceremony at Arlington.

The four Green Berets were killed on October 4 when a joint patrol consisting of USA and Nigerien forces was leaving a meeting with tribal leaders in trucks.

Now that Trump has compared himself with Obama on responding to the deaths of the solders, introducing one of his favorite political foils into the mix, we'll see if he has more to say about the casualties on Twitter or elsewhere. "This President, like his predecessors, has done each of these".

"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. It's the toughest. The toughest calls I have to make are the calls where this happens-soldiers are killed. His accusation that most presidents did not call families of military personnel killed in action is provoking a heated response. Trump has claimed National Football League players taking a knee to silently protest police killings of Black people were disrespecting the military.

President Donald Trump addressed the killing of four US Green Berets in Niger for the first time on Monday, saying that he has written and will call the soldiers' families.

Later in the the news conference, Trump was pressed on his claim.

. "How can you make that claim?" "This deliberate manipulation of numbers and facts could lead to messing up the good economy the president inherited from President Obama and hurting the middle class", Schumer argued. I don't know. That's what I was told. I don't know that's what I was told, ' Trump continued. They've been sent, or they're going out tonight, but they were written during the weekend. Excuse me, Peter. I do a combination of both.

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Trump later said that he thinks Obama "did sometimes [call], and sometimes he didn't, I don't know, that's what I was told".

The President's comments were met with criticism online, including from former Obama aides, who called Mr Trump a liar. So, generally, I would say that I like to call. Other presidents did not call.

Among other rituals honoring military families, the Obamas had a "Gold Star" Christmas tree in the White House decorated with hundreds of photos and notes from people who had lost loved ones in war.

"President Trump's claim is wrong", the ex-official said. And confronted with reality, the president folded nearly immediately.

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