Former Texas Governor and current Secretary of Energy Rick Perry defended Trump's failure to call the families of deceased service members. He called the current controversy 'asinine' and a 'waste of time' according to CBS News.
"It even boils down to splitting hairs finer than that - did they actually sign the letter or did they autopen it?" Perry told CBS News' Major Garrett and Steve Chaggaris on "The Takeout," when asked if presidents should call, write or visit families of the fallen. "I mean that's how asinine I will suggest to you this whole thing is from my perspective. The presidents of the United States each have a love for this country. They have a love for the young men and women who serve and the families who have lost them. I think anyone who questions that -- now do they handle it differently? Yes, and that's okay."