Trump Suggests Obama Never Called Gen. Kelly After His Son Died in Afghanistan
President Donald Trump took aim at President Barack Obama in a radio interview on Tuesday, suggesting that his predecessor didn’t call John Kelly after the retired general’s son died in Afghanistan.
After claiming that previous presidents had not made phone calls to the families of fallen soldiers in a press conference on Monday, Trump has been called out by many on cable news — as well as by former Obama officials — for the demonstrable lie.
But Trump, in a very Trumpian fashion, is doubling down. In a radio interview with Fox Newser Brian Kilmeade Tuesday morning, Trump was asked about his Monday remarks, and said: “As far as other presidents, I don’t know, you could ask Gen. Kelly, did he get a call from Obama? I don’t know what Obama’s policy was.”
Kelly’s 29-year-old son Robert died after he stepped on a land mine in Afghanistan in 2010. Kelly, who now serves as Trump’s chief of staff, was serving as a lieutenant general at the time.
Listen above, via Fox News Radio.
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