In the recent clash with the ISIS terrorists, four U.S. Army officials were killed while another two were injured. When asked why Trump kept his silence about the killings, Trump replied by falsely claiming that Obama also never called the families of the dead soldiers. He even went on to say, “If you look at President Obama and other presidents, most of them didn’t make calls, a lot of them didn’t make calls”.
Then he went on to defend himself by saying that he didn’t only write the letters but also intend to call the families “at some point”. In his press conference, Trump said, “They’ve been sent or they’re going out tonight, but they were written during the weekend. I will at some point during the period of time call the parents and the families, ‘cause I have done that traditionally.”
President Trump’s claim is wrong. President Obama engaged families of the fallen and wounded warriors throughout his presidency through calls, letters, visits to Section 60 at Arlington, visits to Walter Reed, visits to Dover, and regular meetings with Gold Star Families at the White House and across the country,” a former Obama White House official said.
Sarah Sanders, White House spokeswoman, when asked why Trump hasn’t given any remarks about what happened in the Niger, she replied, “I made a statement on behalf of the administration yesterday in the opening,” she said, according to a White House transcript. “Obviously, anytime one of the members of our great military is injured, wounded, or killed in action, that is certainly something that we take very seriously. Our thoughts and prayers are with those individuals.”
Dan Pfeiffer and Alyssa Mastromonaco, aides to President Obama responded to Trump’s claims calling it “a fucking lie”, “deranged animal”, and “disturbed ignoramus”.