On Thursday, Kelly said he had advised Trump against making the calls to the fallen soldiers' families, but that the president eventually chose to express his condolences "in the best way that he could".
Kelly called Wilson an "empty barrel" on Thursday in a rare appearance in the White House briefing room and criticized her for her speech at the 2015 event. "President Trump did disrespect my son and my daughter and also me and my husband", Cowanda Jones-Johnson said.
In fact, the chief of staff said that when Trump took office, he advised him against making those calls: "I said to him, 'Sir there's nothing you can do to lighten the burden on these families'".
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defended White House chief of staff John Kelly Friday after he made erroneous claims about a Democratic congresswoman the day before.
Wilson said Kelly's comment was a fabrication, that she wasn't even a member of Congress when the funding for the building was approved. La David Johnson, who was killed in Niger. At one point, he scolded Rep. Wilson for supposedly bragging about getting securing funding for an Federal Bureau of Investigation field office in 2015. "And I don't like to be dragged into something like that", she said.
It was later confirmed by a White House official that Obama did not call Kelly, but he did host him and his wife at a breakfast held for Gold Star families six months after Robert Kelly's death.
"I didn't say what that congresswoman said, didn't say it at all", Trumptold reporters Tuesday when asked.
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"It stuns me that a member of Congress would have listened in on that conversation, absolutely stuns me".
It appears, according to General Kelly, he did.
"I was stunned when I came to work yesterday morning and brokenhearted at what I saw a member of Congress doing", Kelly said. "He knew what the possibilities were when he went to war". The family of Army Sergeant Jonathon Hunter, who was killed in an August suicide bombing in Afghanistan, was told to expect a call from Trump.
Kelly personally absolved Trump of blame in his call to the family of Sgt. Mark Hunter, the father, said the call never came. Those calls, he said as he fought back tears, were the most important.
But Trump wanted to make the calls, and asked Kelly for advice on what to say. But in doing so General Kelly, a respected retired Marine Corps general, admitted without question that his boss had lied to the press.
Kelly said it was this message that Trump was trying to convey to Johnson's widow in his own way. Of those families who agreed to speak, about nine said they had contact with the president while nine others said they had not.
The deadline for federal compliance was January 22, 2018 which the Department of Motor Vehicles would have been unable to meet. The agency already has on file documents for more than one million of the three million regular license holders in the state.
After the interview, a current White House official told NPR that Obama did not call Kelly after his son was killed in action. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly had to endure every parent's worst nightmare when his son, 1st Lt.
According to police documents, Murphy was suspected of setting fire to his parent's SUV in IL earlier in the year on March 30. Malik Murphy had been arrested in Effingham in March and accused of setting fire to his parents' sport utility vehicle.
Polestar 2 will start production later in 2019 and will be the first battery-electric vehicle (BEV) from the Volvo Car Group . To that end the 1 is also the first auto to ever be equipped with Ohlins' new Continuously Controlled Electronic Suspension.
On the other hand, Benfica are bottom of the group with zero points and a -6 goal difference from their opening two games . Manchester United will clash against Benfica at 12:15 AM IST on Thursday October 19 at the Estadio da Luz, Lisbon.
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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.
Netflix to produce 80 original films in 2018
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Ford recalls over a million trucks
The recall will allow for the installation of a water shield to side door latches in 2015-17 F-150s and 2017 Super Duty trucks. Despite the hit, Ford said that it still expected to earn between $1.65 and $1.85 per share for the full year.
'Games of Thrones' Star Sophie Turner Engaged to Joe Jonas
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