After the interview, a current White House official told NPR that Obama did not call Kelly after his son was killed in action.
Barack Obama's White House photographer has led the charge in rebutting Donald Trump's claim that his predecessors did not call or console families of soldiers killed in action.
The Republican leader said in a news conference on Monday he had written letters to the families of four soldiers killed in an October 4 ambush in Niger and planned to call them, crediting himself with taking extra steps in honouring the dead properly. "They made the ultimate sacrifice, so generally I would say that I like to call". "I don't know what Obama's policy was", the president told Brian Kilmeade on the Fox News host's radio show Tuesday.
"President Obama, I think, probably did sometimes and maybe sometimes he didn't", Trump continued.
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly had to endure every parent's worst nightmare when his son, 1st Lt. Robert Kelly, stepped on a land mine in Afghanistan in 2010 and died.
President George W. Bush, even at the height of two wars, "wrote all the families of the fallen", said Freddy Ford, spokesman for the ex-president. "But when we got on Marine One to fly back to the White House, the president was looking out the window, and then he looked at me and he said, 'That mama sure was mad at me.' And then he looked out the window and he said, 'And I don't blame her a bit.' And a tear rolled down his cheek, but he didn't wipe it away, and then we flew back to the White House".
President Trump's relations with Gold Star families have not always been smooth, dating from his belittlement of the parents of slain United States soldier Humayun Khan, who was Muslim.
"I don't know if he did".
While the Trump administration enlisted media outlets in its attempt to convince the public that Obama had disrespected Kelly following his son's death, a person familiar with the situation told reporters on Tuesday that Kelly and his wife sat at First Lady Michelle Obama's table during a White House breakfast honoring Gold Star Families in 2011. "I write letters and I also call", he contended, adding that he has called "virtually everybody" during his time in office.
"Trump's jaw-dropping, disrespectful lie is not based anywhere in reality and is another symptom of a deep-seated obsession with tearing down President Obama".
Trump said he'd written the letters over the weekend, and suggested they'd be mailed early this week. "All I can do - all I can do is ask my generals", he said. They've been sent, or they're going out tonight", he said, adding later: "I'm going to be calling them.
Gen Kelly has yet to comment on the president's latest remarks.
Northside Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Harley-Davidson in the 1st quarter worth $218,000. Harley-Davidson ( HOG ) released earnings for third quarter that fell compared to the same period previous year .
Lawyers for Zervos, a former contestant on Trump's reality show " The Apprentice ", reportedly filed the subpoena in March. The attorneys additionally asked for "all documents" pertaining to other women who made similar accusations against Trump.
Artist Kehinde Wiley , who is known for his large, vibrant paintings of African Americans, will paint President Barack Obama . A Baltimore-based artist has been chosen by Michelle Obama to paint a portrait of the former first lady.
Maribor does not lose in his last two matches , last weekend, the team outplayed Rudar 2: 1 in the championship game in Slovenia. It was only the seventh time an English club had scored four first half goals in the Champions League.
The Duchess of Cambridge has found a smooth-moving dance partner while out on a surprise charity visit in London overnight. According to the Telegraph , a spokeswoman for the palace said the duchess is "better, but she's still suffering".
Joe Jonas kicked things off by posting a photo of he and Turner's hands with his bride-to-be sporting a pretty giant rock. The eighth and final season of " Game of Thrones " is slated to air in late 2018 or early 2019.
It was an excellent tournament for both superstars, who are closing out 2017 and looking to carry momentum into 2018. The long-time friends and foes crossed paths as Nadal was leaving the court and Federer was entering it.
The reported tension between the president and the top US diplomat comes as the USA faces a slew of foreign policy challenges. I wish there were more Republicans in Congress who would publicly condemn Trump for his despicable behavior and actions.
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Freed US-Canadian family reportedly leaves Pakistan
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Josh McCown throws for 354 yards in Jets' loss to the Patriots
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