President Trump Sends $25000 Check to Gold Star Family

President Trump Sends $25000 Check to Gold Star Family

Earlier this week, he told reporters that "I think I've called every family of someone who's died", though that claim was disputed by the Associated Press.

Mr Trump, she said, then added: "I guess it still hurt". Congresswoman Wilson was traveling with his widow as she went to collect his body at the airport.

As she was in a vehicle heading to the airport with her family with Wilson, Trump told Johnson's widow that "he knew what he signed up for ... but when it happens it hurts anyway", Wilson said.

"He said, 'But you know he must've known what he signed up for, '" Wilson recounted Trump saying during the 3-5 minute call to express his sympathy for Johnson's death.

Trump called Wilson's comment "fabricated" in a Wednesday morning tweet, but Johnson's mother ultimately backed up the congresswoman's claim, telling the Washington Post that "President Trump did disrespect my son and my daughter and also me and my husband".

Sergeant La David Johnson was one of four United States military personnel killed almost two weeks ago whose families had not heard from Mr Trump until Tuesday.

Gold Star families also spoke up about how Presidents George W Bush and Mr Obama consoled, called, and wrote to their families.

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After stirring controversy by invoking White House Chief of Staff John Kelly's son, a Marine Corps lieutenant killed in Afghanistan in late 2010, to defend his delayed response, Trump came under a fresh round of criticism over one of his condolence telephone calls. "He said, 'No other president has ever done something like this, ' but he said, 'I'm going to do it'".

When the president called, the phone was placed to her ear and put on speaker, Wilson said.

A White House spokeswoman said the media was advancing a "biased agenda" by following up on the Baldridge story. Baldridge, a construction worker in North Carolina, says Trump offered him $25,000 after he complained that his son's $100,000 death benefit would go to his ex-wife instead of his parents, even though he can "barely rub two nickels" together. What's different is that Trump, alone among them, has suggested he's done a better job of honoring the war dead and their families.

Johnson's widow was "balled up" in the vehicle, distraught after learning she would not be able to see her husband in an open casket, Wilson said.

"I could not believe he was saying that, and I wish I had it recorded because the man did say this", Baldridge said.

Mr Trump initially claimed that only he among presidents made sure to call families. According to Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, who explained the call in detail to the panel on Wednesday's "The View", Trump referred to La David as "your guy" and sarcastically commented that dying overseas was what Johnson had signed up for.

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