WH: Trump Was Simply 'Stating A Fact' In Baseless Claim About Obama

WH: Trump Was Simply 'Stating A Fact' In Baseless Claim About Obama

"Donald Trump uses troops when he thinks he can benefit - like during his fake outrage over the National Football League protests". President Donald Trump's suggestion Monday that his predecessors fell short in that duty brought a visceral reaction from those who witnessed those grieving encounters. Lobbing paper towels at people may have been a presidential first, but the trip itself was routine.

The Pentagon has not provided a detailed accounting of the ambush by 50 ISIS affiliated fighters which left four USA soldiers dead and two wounded and has said the incident remains under investigation. The president said that President Obama never made calls to the families of fallen soldiers.

Trump walked back the claim when a reporter asked him about it. "This President, like his predecessors, has done each of these. A lot of them didn't make calls", the president said in the White House Rose Garden. "President Obama engaged families of the fallen and wounded warriors throughout his presidency through calls, letters, visits to Section 60 at Arlington, visits to Walter Reed, visits to Dover, and regular meetings with Gold Star Families at the White House and across the country".

Even by Trump standards, this was a breathtaking lie.

A remark made by President Trump at his press conference Monday drew the ire of President Obama's former deputy chief of staff.

"President Trump's claim is wrong", a former Obama administration official told NBC News. "How can you make that claim?"

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When pressed about his assertion, Trump backtracked slightly. "This deliberate manipulation of numbers and facts could lead to messing up the good economy the president inherited from President Obama and hurting the middle class", Schumer argued.

"I don't know if he did". "He's a deranged animal", she said of Trump. "They've been sent or they're going out tonight, but they were during the weekend", the president said. "I do a combination of both". He says he likes to call "when I think I'm able to do it", but clearly he just admitted he does not call the families every time a US soldier is killed in action.

In 2012, there was a rumor that Obama signed letters to Gold Star families with an auto pen, for which Trump criticized the former president on Twitter. "That's what I was told. All I can do is ask my generals", he said. Other presidents did not call. I'm going to be calling them.

'I'm going to be calling them.

"Republicans were quick to accuse the Obama administration of crafting a faulty political narrative in the aftermath of Benghazi", wrote Sophia Tesfaye in Salon, referring to the deadly attacks on USA facilities in the Libyan city September 2012.

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