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Trump Is Using John Kelly’s Son to Defend Himself After Saying Obama Never Called Troop Families

Greg Price
Trump Is Using John Kelly’s Son to Defend Himself After Saying Obama Never Called Troop Families

After making a false accusation that President Barack Obama failed to call families of fallen U.S. troops, President Donald Trump defended himself during a radio interview Tuesday by invoking the death of his chief of staff’s son. “I think I’ve called every family of someone who’s died,” Trump told Fox News radio host Brian Kilmeade during an interview from the White House. Former Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, a retired general, lost his son, Robert Kelly, a Marine second lieutenant, in 2010, according to the Washington Examiner.