President Trump Sends $25000 Check to Gold Star Family

21 October, 2017, 01:09 | Author: Lora Ball
  • Donald Trump

"In the meantime, as I sincerely feel for your distress", he added, "I beg your acceptance of the Inclosd [sic] as a small testimony of my Inclination to serve you upon any future occasion". She did, however, insist "t$3 he check has been sent", adding: "It's disgusting that the media is taking something that should be recognized as a generous and honest gesture, made privately by the President, and using it to advance the media's biased agenda".

It was able to make contact with half of the families. According to the article, at least twenty Americans have died in action since Trump's inauguration. The Washington Post interviewed the families of 13 and found that his interactions with them vary. Some were pleased to have gotten the call and said that they were touched by his comments. Wilson said she overheard the conversation.

The conservation then shifted to Baldridge's complaints about the military's survivor benefits policy.

The father of a soldier killed in Afghanistan said Mr Trump offered $25,000 (£19,000) of his own money during a June phone call.

During his presidential campaign, he attacked the parents of another fallen soldier after the soldier's father criticized him during the Democratic National Convention.

It comes amid a row over the President's reported remarks to the widow of a soldier who was killed in action in Niger this month, Sergeant La David Johnson. In fact, they did so regularly.

Mr Trump was reported to have told the soldier's widow that her husband "knew what he signed up for".

Trump denied that he said those words.

Stung by criticism of the way he's handled the deaths of US soldiers in Niger, the president claimed earlier this week that he makes more calls to the families of soldiers who are killed in action than previous presidents have made. Sometimes they call. Sometimes they write letters.

Trump says Wednesday before a meeting at the White House that he "didn't say it at all". Once done, the president reaches out to the family.

Spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said any suggestion the president didn't intend to follow through on his pledge, despite the months that have passed, is unfair. That's when Trump apparently made the $25,000 offer.

More news: Opioid law draws scrutiny after Trump's pick for drug czar steps aside

He boasts: "I think I've called every family of someone who's died".

The experiences of other Gold Star families were more typical.

One year ago, Chris Baldridge saw his son, Army Sgt. Dillon Baldridge, for the last time.

Sheila Murphy, whose son Army Spc. One father who spoke with the newspaper said that when he confessed to Trump that he had voted for him, Trump went off "on another tangent", extending the call for about 10 minutes.

"The President has personally followed up several times to ensure that the check was being sent". Well, he didn't call the Brooks family of Canarsie.

Trump has done something very similar to this before. We were all pretty devastated.

Most of the conversation was apparently confined to the way in which the soldiers died.

Euvince Brooks's son, Sgt. Roshain Brooks, 30, was killed August 13 in Iraq.

But the case added fuel to a controversy over Mr Trump's response to military families who have lost loved ones.

Brooks said that after watching the news on Tuesday night he wanted to set up a Twitter account to try and get the President's attention. "I was telling him I know he's a grandfather". "You know when you hear people lying, and you want to fight?"

Recommended:

  • Storm-lashed United Kingdom  on alert for strife of Brian

    Storm-lashed United Kingdom on alert for strife of Brian

    The first and most significant land-based impacts will be in the southwest of Ireland, hence the amber warning from Met Éireann. The Met Office has issued an amber warning for some parts of Ireland , and a yellow wind warning for some parts of the UK.
    Which feature do you want to come to Switch the most?

    Which feature do you want to come to Switch the most?

    It can be initiated through the System Settings menu, where a new Transfer Your User and Save Data option will appear under Users. The fact you'll need to have recent versions of these games suggests software has to have video capture manually enabled.
    How to force Windows 10 to download the Fall Creators Update

    How to force Windows 10 to download the Fall Creators Update

    If Fall Creators Update is installed, your Version number will be 1709 and your Build number will be 16299.19 as shown below. The Windows Mixed Reality Headsets are available today, each priced under $600 dollars here in Canada.
  • 30 killed in two Afghan mosque blasts

    30 killed in two Afghan mosque blasts

    Kabul police spokesman Basir Mojahid confirmed the incident at the Shia mosque in Kabul , but did not give further details. At least 50 people have been killed in two bomb attacks that targeted two Shia mosques in Afghanistan .
    Inflation in the United Kingdom  soars to maximums from 2012

    Inflation in the United Kingdom soars to maximums from 2012

    Inflation was at a five year high of 3 percent in September and is expected to increase a little above that in October. This was the first fall in four months and the biggest since March.
    Chrome Cleanup Tool only Prevents Software Unwanted by Google

    Chrome Cleanup Tool only Prevents Software Unwanted by Google

    And a game-changing update which will mute autoplay videos is also getting released to Google Chrome users in January next year. Google Chrome 62 is now available for download on desktops, but updates for Android, iOS and Chrome OS will be coming soon.
  • VA to receive almost  $2.4 million in GM settlement

    VA to receive almost $2.4 million in GM settlement

    GM issued recalls on seven vehicles in 2014 in response to the issue. The settlement is not final unless and until approved by the court.
    British inflation at five-year high in September, rate hike on track

    British inflation at five-year high in September, rate hike on track

    The 15% or so drop in the pound against a range of currencies has ratcheted up the cost of imported goods such as food and energy. The latest inflation data makes a rise "near certainty", according to Matthew Brittain, investment analyst at Sanlam UK.
    Runaway Bull on the Loose in Brooklyn's Prospect Park

    Runaway Bull on the Loose in Brooklyn's Prospect Park

    And for a time after it entered the playing field, police officers picked up soccer goal nets in an attempt to corner it. It is unclear where the bull escaped from, but police worked to contain the animal for hours.
  • Kantar data shows robust United Kingdom  supermarket sales growth

    Kantar data shows robust United Kingdom supermarket sales growth

    It is thought that around 370 million mince pies will be sold in the United Kingdom over the Christmas period each year. Kantar Worldpanel said recent stories about the poultry supply chain have not materially dented chicken sales.
    Halloween store pulls 'tasteless' Anne Frank costume

    Halloween store pulls 'tasteless' Anne Frank costume

    An online retailer has pulled a costume from its website that enabled revelers to dress up as fame Holocaust victim Anne Frank . A number of people tweeted their dismay over the costume and brought attention and pressure to costume sites to remove it.
    Garmin Speak lets you bring Alexa along in the auto

    Garmin Speak lets you bring Alexa along in the auto

    Ask Speak for directions with your voice; simply say "Alexa, ask Garmin to take me to the nearest gas station", for instance. Amazon and Garmin have teamed up to bring the wisdom and subservient attitude of Alexa to a vehicle near you.


Popular

County submits proposal for Amazon's new location
The almost 200-page long bid detailed everything from the city's festivals to possible locations for a future headquarters. And in Philadelphia, an "Amazon war room" spent the last 6 weeks dedicated to showing Amazon it's the city they want.

Dantonio Announces LJ Scott Will Play Against Indiana
It was his best performance of the 2017 season, by far, which brought him up to 408 yards and three touchdowns on the season. Michigan State is scheduled to host IN at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday from Spartan Stadium.

Collapse in flying insect numbers points to 'ecological Armageddon'
All of the natural preserves are lowlands regions, islands amid agricultural lands and human-populated areas. In the study, researchers conducted a "census" 60 nature reserves created in Germany over the past century.

Iran supreme leader dismisses Trump's 'rants'
Numerous same arguments are back, but President Trump has a very different approach here than Obama, to say the least. He further said that "West‎ has no right to ask why Iran is present in the region, or why Iran has missiles ".

Facebook, Twitter lawyers to testify in Congress on Russian Federation meddling
Representatives of Google, Facebook , and Twitter are expected to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee next month. He said the "idea isn't bad", but he wants to look at the technical issues.

Google's Doodle Of The Day Is Celebrating Selena Quintanilla
She made enormous contributions to the music industry, and became one of the most influential Latin artists of all time. This now belongs to the pages of history after winning the Best Mexican/American Album in 1995 at the 37 Grammy Awards.

Lovato open to dating both
You might expect a lot of glamorous footage of Demi Lovato in the new YouTube-exclusive documentary she co-produced - and you won't be disappointed.

Kylie Jenner flaunts 'baby bump', dances in sports bra on Snapchat
However, rumors claim that Kylie skipped out on this year's card in order to hide her growing baby bump. The Kardashian-Jenners have yet to announce an air date for the Christmas special.

Ford recalls 1.3M F-150, Super Duty trucks in North America
The Limited trim has been available on the light-duty F-150 since 2015 and will now be offered on F-250, F-350 and F-450 pickups. The Problem: Frozen door latches, as well as bent or kinked actuation cables, may cause the door not to open or close properly.

Drone smacks commercial passenger plane in Canada
The Transportation Safety Board has not started an investigation. Transport Canada did not say what type of drone hit the plane.