Plenty of bereaved military families did not hear from Trump

Plenty of bereaved military families did not hear from Trump

Plenty of bereaved military families did not hear from Trump

Days later, on April 12, his widow got a phone call from President Donald Trump that she says comforted her family in their grief.

On Wednesday, the president allegedly told Johnson's widow over the phone, "He knew what he was getting into".

"It made me feel good, knowing what my husband had done for his country", that Trump took the time to call, she said.

The White House went into damage-control mode shortly after President Donald Trump said in an interview on October 17 that he had called the families of "virtually everybody" in the military who has been killed this year.

De Alencar: I want to thank you President Trump.

Johnson's aunt said Trump showed "disrespect" to the soldier's loved ones.

Meanwhile, Natasha De Alencar told the Post she and her children all sat around the phone when Trump called, with one filming the conversation. What's different is that Trump, alone among them, has picked a political fight over who's done better to honor the war dead and their families.

The backlash over his remark prompted the president to direct anyone questioning if Obama made calls to families of fallen troops to speak to Gen. John Kelly whose son was killed in Afghanistan in 2010.

Included in the scrapbooks are letters, which are treasured, because in August 2005, Sgt. Hunt was killed by an IED while on a mission in Iraq.

Trump has come under fire for going close to two weeks without making any kind of public comment on the deaths of USA soldiers killed in an ambush in Niger, a suspected ISIS attack.

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In Maine, the brother of a Marine who was killed in the crash of an Osprey aircraft said the family got no call or letter from Trump.

After The Post's story was published, a White House spokeswoman told the newspaper that the check had been sent, and CNN reported that it had been sent on the same day The Post's story went out.

Wilson has not responded to De Alencar's release of the video.

Mark Hunter, his father, said a military casualty officer informed the family that Trump would call and the family was let down when he didn't. "The congresswoman will not be making any further comment on the issue because the focus should be on helping a grieving widow and the family heal, not on her or Donald Trump", a spokesperson for Wilson said in a statement, according to The Hill.

He placed himself at the top of this pantheon, boasting Tuesday that "I think I've called every family of someone who's died" while past presidents didn't place such calls. He was a member of the 7th Special Forces Group.

Trump: Take care of yourself.

Wilson gave a cryptic response when Miami television station WSVN-TV caught up with her Thursday, repeating a phrase she said her mother told her when she was a child. Relatives of two also confirmed they did not get letters. She lives in Okaloosa County, Florida.

"I just wanted him to not forget my son".

"At that moment when my world was upside down and me and my kids didn't know which way we were going, it felt like I was talking to just another regular human", Natasha De Alencar told the Washington Post of the call.

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