WH slams ‘disgusting’ WaPo article claiming Trump failed to send promised $25G check to fallen soldier’s father


The White House came out strongly Wednesday against a Washington Post article claiming that President Trump failed to send a promised check for $25,000 to the father of a soldier killed overseas.

The report, which followed a number of controversies the president has encountered with Gold Star families, was labeled “disgusting” by the White House and a tool “to advance the media’s biased agenda.”

In a call to Chris Baldridge, the father of Army Sgt. Dillon Baldridge, The Post reported that Trump offered the money and added that he would order his staff to establish a fundraiser online for the family. The call, Baldridge said, came weeks after his 22-year-old son was killed in what was thought to have been an insider attack by an Afghan police officer. – READ MORE

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