Trump Was Right: Cold-Hearted Obama Never Called General Kelly When His Son Was Killed in Afghanistan
President Trump today reiterated his claim that Barack Obama did not call families of fallen soldiers.
In fact Barack Obama did not even call General John Kelly when his son died in Afghanistan.
General Kelly was the highest-ranking military officer to lose a child in Iraq or Afghanistan.
FOX News reported:
President Trump doubled down Tuesday on his controversial claim that past presidents didn’t properly console the families of fallen servicemembers, raising the point that Barack Obama apparently did not call now-White House Chief of Staff John Kelly after his son was killed in Afghanistan in 2010.
“You could ask General Kelly, did you get a call from Obama? You could ask other people. I don’t know what Obama’s policy was,” Trump told Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade on his radio show on Tuesday.
An administration official confirmed that Obama did not make a condolence call to Kelly, who was the highest-ranking military officer to lose a child in Iraq or Afghanistan.
And Navy SEAL mother Karen Vaughn accused Barack Obama of honoring fallen SEALS by sending their parents a form letter signed by an auto-pen.
On August 6, 2011, 30 US service members were killed when a CH-47 Chinook helicopter they were being transported in crashed in Wardak province, Afghanistan. It was the deadliest single loss for U.S. forces in the decade-long war in Afghanistan. 17 members of the elite Navy SEALs were killed in the crash.
In 2012, Karen and Billy Vaughn, parents of Aaron Carson Vaughn, spoke at the Defending the Defenders forum sponsored by the Tea Party Patriots outside the RNC Convention in Tampa. Karen brought a copy of the form letter they were sent following their son’s death.
Here’s a closer look at the letter sent to the parents of Chief Petty Officer Nicholas H. Null.
It’s the same form letter.
This was an Obama campaign photo op.
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