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"You could ask General Kelly, did he get a call from Obama?"

President Obama breaks record for pardons during his tenure in the White House.

"I think they had this idea that once Trump won that we are a unicameral government", McCain told The Hill. Jack Reed, D-R.I., who also Tuesday said the administration has been forthcoming enough.

Generally, former Obama aides said, the president wrote letters or made base visits in which he met with families.

"President Obama, I think, probably did sometimes and maybe sometimes he didn't", Trump continued.

But I do know the memory of 1st Lt. Robert Michael Kelly doesn't deserve to be treated as a partisan prop by a draft-dodging amateur whose profound insecurities overrides any sense of moral judgment he has left. The President admitted he had not contacted the fallen Green Berets' families. After she won, "the President even sent me a handwritten note of congratulations", she said.

In an impromptu and free-wheeling press conference on Monday, the US President was asked about the four US soldiers killed in Niger last week.

Obama's former White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Tuesday that Obama would repeatedly "show his enormous respect. for those who had paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country" through various visits and meetings as well as phonecalls and letters.

"I don't know. That's what I was told".

"I actually wrote letters individually to the soldiers we're talking about, and they're going to be going out either today or tomorrow", he said, meaning he wrote to the families of the fallen soldiers.

Obama's former aides were quick to lash back.

Mr Obama's foreign policy advisor Ben Rhodes called it an "outrageous" lie and reminded followers when Mr Trump mocked a Gold Star family previous year on the campaign trail - Khizr and Ghazala Khan, whose son Humayun was killed in 2004 in Iraq.

Eric Holder, President Obama's former attorney-general, called on Mr Trump to tell the truth. Trump's comments were misleading and inaccurate, and when he was pressed about them later in the news conference, he tried to backtrack. I don't know what Obama did.

"I will, at some point during the period of time, call the parents and the families - because I have done that, traditionally", he added.

Still, in early 2011, the family of one fallen soldier, Sgt. Sean Collins, told Fox News they had requested a call from Obama and were told his schedule was too packed for a conversation. "Also", Rhodes added, "Obama never attacked a Gold Star family". A source familiar with that breakfast confirms not only that Gen. Kelly attended, but that he and his wife were listed as being seated at a table with the first lady at that event.



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