President Donald Trump renewed his claim Tuesday that former President Barack Obama failed to call families of fallen U.S. service members, adding “you could ask General Kelly” whether the White House chief of staff got a call when his Marine son was killed.
“I think I’ve called every family of someone who’s died,” Trump said during an interview.
“As far as other representatives, I don’t know,” Trump told Fox News radio host Brian Kilmeade.
“You could ask General Kelly, did he get a call from Obama?”
Kelly’s son, Marine 2nd Lt. Robert Kelly, was killed in 2010, while serving in Afghanistan. A White House official said Kelly did not receive a call from Obama at the time. The official requested anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the matter on the record.
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