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.
This allegation seems to be just another one of Trumps infamous "talking before really thinking" comments that have absolutely no credibility. You can tell based on the reaction of his team around him they were about to deal with yet another Trump PR disaster. It didn't take long, however, for people to start calling out the ridiculousness of the comment.
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. Especially considering past Presidents have governed in much more difficult times that Donald Trump, so the claim loses even more credibility.
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 acted in times of sadness for our fallen troops:
Even former White House photographer Pete Souza showed up to share some moments when Obama and his wife were there for grieving families:
Now, where is Trump's proof?
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