Donald Trump Personally Offers $25000 to a Grieving Military Father

Donald Trump Personally Offers $25000 to a Grieving Military Father

Chris Baldridge, the father of Army Cpl.

A grieving military father told The Washington Post that President Donald Trump offered him $25,000 after his son was killed but that the president didn't follow through.

President Donald Trump hasn't followed through on his offer to give $25,000 to a military father whose son was killed, The Washington Post reported.

He then received a letter from the president, but no cheque.

A White House spokeswoman told The Post that the check had been sent.

Trump denied that he said those words.

"I think that Gen. Kelly is disgusted by the way that this has been politicized and that the focus has become on the process and not the fact that American lives were lost".

Jessie Baldridge, stepmother of the slain soldier, told local media the family feels no resentment towards Mr Trump over the delay.

"It's disgusting that the media is taking something that should be recognized as a generous and honest gesture, made privately by the President, and using it to advance the media's biased agenda", White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters told The Post.

Initially, the White House didn't respond to the Post's request for comment, but spokesperson Lindsay Walters replied after the story was published.

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"I didn't say what that congresswoman said".

Mr Baldridge said that during the call he vented frustration to Mr Trump about a USA military survivor benefits programme.

The Associated Press contacted all of the so-called Gold Star families and, of those who were willing to answer questions, nine said they had no contact while nine said they had received a phone call or letter from Donald Trump.

On Tuesday, Trump boasted that he has called "virtually" all the families of fallen service members since he's been president and claimed, erroneously, that "most" other presidents have not placed calls.

The recent controversy began with the deaths of Staff Sergeants Bryan Black, Jeremiah Johnson, Dustin Wright and Sergeant La David T Johnson, who were patrolling with Niger troops when they were ambushed by militants thought to be affiliated with terror group Isis.

"We were kind of joking about it", she said. Johnson-who was killed along with several others in Niger-Trump allegedly told her that he "knew what he signed up for" and cause her to cry.

Cowanda Jones-Johnson, the soldier's mother, told The Post earlier on Wednesday that Wilson's account of the conversation was accurate.

It also drew a swift response from Mr Obama's foreign policy adviser Ben Rhodes, who said it was "an outrageous and disrespectful lie".

"President Trump did disrespect my son and my daughter and also me and my husband", Jones-Johnson told The Post.

Trump is also not the first president to be tardy in sending a promised check.

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