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November 23 2017, 08:32 | Irvin Gilbert

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Wilson said that she didn't hear the entire conversation and Myeshia Johnson told her she couldn't remember everything that was said.

Pavlich alleged that, when Holder says he's now part of the Trump Resistance movement, he is doing more than "pumping his fists at these rallies".

It was less than 24 hours after Natasha De Alencar had seen her husband's body returned from Afghanistan to Dover Air Force Base that she got a call from Trump offering his condolences.

De Alencar described the call to the Post as a bright moment during a period of darkness. Trump has said Wilson "fabricated" the comments.

Amid claims that President Trump told the grieving widow of a USA soldier killed during an ambush in Niger this month that her husband "knew what he was signing up for", a widow of an Army staff sergeant who was killed in Afghanistan earlier this year has shared the recording of her call with the president, showing Trump was respectful and kind after her husband's death.

President Trump usually chooses Twitter as the forum for his most embarrassing moments - shooting his mouth off about political opponents, fellow Republicans and especially his predecessor, President Barack Obama, who left office with higher approval ratings than Trump could ever hope to see.

Trump's chief of staff, John Kelly, who lost his Marine son Robert in Afghanistan, sharply rebuked a congresswoman who listened to the call with Johnson's widow and lashed out at Trump after.

In contrast, Trump called to comfort Eddie and Aldene Lee about 10 days after their Army son was killed in an explosion while on patrol in Iraq in April. Johnson was among four servicemen killed in Niger earlier this month. What's different is that Trump, alone among them, has picked a political fight over who's done better to honor the war dead and their families. La David Johnson, when he called family members Tuesday.

No White House protocol demands that presidents speak or meet with the families of Americans killed in action - an impossible task in a war's bloodiest stages.

De Alencar was killed during a firefight with Islamic State fighters in eastern Afghanistan. "Absolutely stuns me. I would have thought that was sacred", Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general whose son was killed in battle in Afghanistan, said Thursday, according to The Hill.

Mark Hunter, his father, said a military casualty officer informed the family that Trump would call and the family was let down when he didn't.

De Alencar was asked whether she was getting everything she needed from the military, such as timely insurance and other benefits. Thank you very much, from myself and family.

He placed himself at the top of this pantheon, boasting Tuesday that "I think I've called every family of someone who's died" while past presidents didn't place such calls.

After U.S. Army Specialist Isiah Booker died January 7 in Jordan, apparently when operating heavy construction equipment, President Barack Obama did not call. They also asked for and got one from Obama.

The brother of a Marine from ME who was killed in the crash of an Osprey aircraft says President Donald Trump never reached out to the family, either by letter or phone call. Kimball lives in Fort Benning, Georgia, and her son grew up in Cleveland, Texas.



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