President Trump Sends $25000 Check to Gold Star Family

21 October, 2017, 01:09 | Author: Lora Ball
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"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.

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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?"


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