Holder: Trump 'crossed the line' saying Obama didn't call Gold Star families

Holder: Trump 'crossed the line' saying Obama didn't call Gold Star families”

And to imply that President Obama was not appropriately sensitive, not appropriately involved was something that I was simply not going to allow to go unaddressed.

"You know, it's tough when you call somebody to wish them the best after such a awful, bad loss". And tell them that this nation will never forget the service and sacrifice the courageous hero sons made on behalf of this great nation and for our liberty and safety; their families' service and sacrifice will also be always remembered.

"MediaBuzz" host Howard Kurtz said the media coverage on President Trump's call to a Gold Star widow has turned into a "really sad episode".

[The] AP found relatives of four soldiers who died overseas during Trump's presidency who said they never received calls from him.

A local Gold Star family is not happy presidential condolences for fallen soldiers have become a political issue. She has stacks of letters, scrapbooks and pictures. She added, "He might have stumbled over his words and said the wrong thing [on Monday]".

Included in the scrapbooks are letters, which are treasured, because in August 2005, Sgt. Hunt was killed by an IED while on a mission in Iraq.

"If the president were to call me I would have been blown away because he took time out of his day to recognize my son and what he's gone through and it would have just meant so much", said John Roberge.

"But I think she started something", Graham told reporters.

"Just came out of the blue in the mail". I generally hold my powder. "And I actually thank President Trump for ordering the air strike in Syria but it wasn't enough to save my child".

"It's somebody other than your family, it's somebody up there in the White House that appreciates your son's service".

The spotlight should be on the fallen soldiers who gave their lives for this country. "Did not say what the congresswoman said, and most people aren't too surprised to hear that". President Obama I think probably did sometimes and maybe sometimes he didn't. "They're making this into a contest", said Sarah Roberge. Hunt says President Bush was honest in his sentiments to their family. The New York Daily News reported that Trump "falsely suggested he is one of few commanders-in-chief to call the families of fallen USA soldiers", and the New York Times in its headline about Trump's press conference noted, "Trump Falsely Claims Obama Didn't Contact Families of Fallen Soldiers".

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