Donald Trump just insulted Obama and John Kelly’s Fallen Son!
Yesterday President Trump insulted the former President Obama by saying, he did not call the families of slain soldiers. Today the White House has doubled down on President Trump’s idiotic accusations that President Obama did not call the families of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s son, when he was killed in Afghanistan. They further said in the press release that Kelly himself was not called!
Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his false claim that his predecessor didn’t call the families of soldiers killed in action by alluding to former Gen. John Kelly’s son, a Marine who died in Afghanistan.
“You could ask General Kelly, did he get a call from Obama?” Trump said in a radio interview with Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade.
Kelly, who came on as Trump’s chief of staff in July, does not often speak about the son he lost in 2010. 1st Lt. Robert Michael Kelly, 29, was killed in combat in Afghanistan after stepping on a landmine.
Donald Trump further said “I don’t know what Obama’s policy was. I write letters and I also call,” , adding he has called “virtually everybody” during his past nine months as commander in chief.
JUST IN: President Obama did not call Gen. John Kelly when his son was killed in Afghanistan in 2010, White House official tells NBC News
— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) October 17, 2017
President Trump desperately wants to tarnish the image of President Obama by continuously targeting him. He also wants to prove that President Obama disrespected the fallen soldiers of America in order to excuse Trump’s failure to acknowledge the sacrifice of four soldiers who were killed in Africa.
2nd Lt. Robert Kelly was married. Unless protocol has changed, the call would’ve gone to his wife. https://t.co/8HUCnOFd36
— shauna (@goldengateblond) October 17, 2017
White House visitor logs show Obama hosted John Kelly at breakfast for Gold Star families after Kelly's son died: https://t.co/aFTbQXOkT2
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) October 17, 2017
Former Obama administration official disputed Trump’s initial claim on Monday that Obama didn’t call Gold Star families, calling it “wrong.”
NBC News quoted the Ex Obama staff “President Obama engaged families of the fallen and wounded warriors throughout his presidency through calls, letters, visits to Section 60 at Arlington, visits to Walter Reed, visits to Dover, and regular meetings with Gold Star Families at the White House and across the country,”.
President Trump said Tuesday that he had to allow a little time to pass but he “will be calling, have called, and will be calling the parents and loved ones, wives of the soldiers that recently were killed.”
White House said later that the president was scheduled to call the families of the four soldiers killed in Niger on Tuesday