President Trump doubled down Tuesday on his controversial claim that past presidents didn’t properly console the families of fallen servicemembers, raising the point that Barack Obama apparently did not call now-White House Chief of Staff John Kelly after his son was killed in Afghanistan in 2010.
“You could ask General Kelly, did you get a call from Obama? You could ask other people. I don’t know what Obama’s policy was,” Trump told Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade on his radio show on Tuesday.
An administration official confirmed that Obama did not make a condolence call to Kelly, who was the highest-ranking military officer to lose a child in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Trump’s earlier suggestion, however, that his predecessors fell short in consoling families of fallen soldiers brought a visceral reaction from those who witnessed those grieving encounters. – READ MORE[contentcards url=”http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/10/17/trump-doubles-down-on-slain-soldier-comments-obama-didnt-call-john-kelly-when-son-died.html” target=”_blank”]