During a conference in the Rose Garden on Monday, Donald Trump was asked a question about four members of the U.S. Special Forces who died during an ambush in Niger almost two weeks ago. Trump had not yet made a statement about their deaths, nor contacted their families, as far as anyone knew. In response, Trump threw a pretty wild accusation in the direction of President Obama.
“If you look at President Obama and other presidents, most of them didn’t make calls. A lot of them didn’t make calls. I like to call when it’s appropriate, when I think I am able to do it,” he said.
Not only is Trump besmirching the name of Obama, he is also throwing every other president before him under the bus with this outrageous claim, one that was quickly refuted by the people who have the most authority—the families of fallen soldiers.
People quickly rushed to show the receipts, and let everyone know how they were comforted in their grief by the commander of chiefs of the past:
Even former White House photographer Pete Souza showed up to share some moments when Obama and his wife were there for grieving families:
The President and First Lady console Paul and Janet, parents of Army Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti, who had just been awarded posthumously with the Medal of Honor for his actions in Afghanistan. This was the first of 52 Medals of Honor, the nation’s highest award for military valor, that President Obama bestowed during his two terms. I also photographed him meeting with hundreds of wounded soldiers, and family members of those killed in action.
Now, where is Trump's proof?