Donald Trump both smeared and blamed President Barack Obama for his failure to call the families of deceased service members. Before reporters, he falsely claimed that President Obama never called the families of fallen soldiers, an outright lie according to CNN (click for video).
It's been nearly two weeks since Green Berets were killed in Niger, but President Trump hasn't called the families yet. (He says he will soon.) After saying President Barack Obama didn’t call the families of fallen soldiers, President Trump backtracked when a reporter followed up at a Rose Garden press conference. “I don’t know if he did. I was told that he didn’t often and a lot of presidents don’t. They write letter. I do, I do a combination of both,” Trump said.