Trump Attacks Gold-Star Family... Again

A Gold Star parent says President Trump promised him $25,000 after his son died in combat but he never received a check

A Gold Star parent says President Trump promised him $25,000 after his son died in combat but he never received a check

In a statement to the Post, White House spokesperson Lindsay Walters said "t$3 he check has been sent", and that it was "disgusting that the media is taking something that should be recognized as a generous and honest gesture, made privately by the President, and using it to advance the media's biased agenda". Trump has said Wilson "fabricated" the comments.

On Tuesday, Trump boasted that he has called "virtually" all the families of fallen service members since he's been president and claimed, erroneously, that "most" other presidents have not placed calls. "I could not believe he was saying that, and I wish I had it recorded because the man did say this", Baldridge told the paper.

"If you look at President Obama and other presidents, majority didn't make calls ... a lot of them didn't make calls".

Baldridge says he has subsequently received anything from the White House except a "condolence letter". I know it was kind of far-fetched thinking. The Washington Post reports that Donald Trump, who has spent the last week falsely claiming that he's "called every family of somebody that's died" since he became president, did both of those things earlier this year.

Word of the pledge to Chris Baldridge comes as Trump faces growing scrutiny of his handling of "Gold Star families" as president.

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Johnson's mother also called the president's comments disrespectful.

According to Rep. Frederica Wilson, a Democrat, Trump told the family that Johnson, who died in a surprise attack, "knew what he signed up for.but when it happen sit hurts anyway".

The Washington Post contacted 13 families of the 20 soldiers killed and said about half of them did not hear from the president. Etienne J. Murphy was killed in Syria on May 26, ended up writing the president when she didn't hear from him.

Hunter told Brianna Keilar that she did meet with Vice President Mike Pence, who spoke with her and was "very genuine".

"I don't like that I was told that I would receive the phone call but then I never did", continued Hunter, speaking Wednesday on CNN's "Newsroom". "I told him I'm trying to be here for my grandkids, but some days I don't want to live".

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