White House: Obama Didn't Call John Kelly When Son Died

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President Trump addressed his Monday comments regarding how his predecessors communicated with the families of fallen soldiers without budging, and this time he brought chief of staff John Kelly into it. 

He originally claimed that "most of" his predecessors didn't make such calls, including President Obama, a stance softened to Obama "probably did sometimes and maybe sometimes he didn't. I don't know. That's what I was told." 

Politico reports that in a Fox News radio interview, Trump reiterated that he believed it to be unclear how former presidents handled things: "As far as other representatives, I don't know. I mean, you could ask General Kelly did he get a call from Obama," referring to when Kelly's son died in November 2010. "You could ask other people. I don't know what Obama's policy was. I write letters, and I also call."

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