Trump Disgustingly Lies About Obama Not Calling Fallen Soldiers' Families

Trump Disgustingly Lies About Obama Not Calling Fallen Soldiers' Families

Trump Disgustingly Lies About Obama Not Calling Fallen Soldiers' Families

Fun! Also, bonus points to the Washington Post's Philip Bump for noticing the secondary incoherence of Trump's varying statetements about his letters to the bereaved families, which he varyingly claims "were sent", "are going out over the weekend", and "will be going out either today or tomorrow". "I like to call when it's appropriate, when I think I'm able to do it".

His response was nothing more than a long-winded litany of excuses that clearly indicates Trump has not yet spoken with the families of the four soldiers who were killed in a militant ambush in the African nation of Niger last week.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders did address the deaths on October 5, saying "our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the fallen service members who made the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of the freedoms we hold so dear". "Sometimes they call, sometimes they send a letter, other times they have the opportunity to meet family members in person". He was speaking 12 days after the ambush - the deadliest combat incident since he took office.

"I don't know if he did", the president said.

"I felt very, very badly about that", he said. "A lot of them didn't make calls". So, generally, I would say that I like to call. "Other presidents did not call, they would write letters, and some presidents didn't do anything".

Some of Obama's former aides reacted angrily on Twitter, calling Trump's statement a lie. Eight Nigerien soldiers and two U.S. troops were also wounded.

Former President George W. Bush also spent hundreds of hours meeting with families of fallen troops.


When pressed about his assertion, Trump backtracked slightly.

"I don't know if he did". "I was told he didn't often, and a lot of presidents don't".

"As commander-in-chief, I have no greater responsibility than leading our men and women in uniform; I have no more solemn obligation sending them into harm's way". Asked about his silence at a White House event, the president said he had not yet contacted the fallen Americans' families because he wanted "a little time to pass".

Mr Trump had described the difficulty of calling families of soldiers killed in action, which Mr Obama and the past presidents have also described as an incredibly hard part of the job. Now it gets to a point where you make four or five of them in one day, it's a very, very tough day.

Officials briefed on the Niger raid have described to CNN a scene of confusion and uncertainty in the immediate aftermath of the incident.

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