Tag Archives: Gold Star families

Trump Hits New Approval Low In Fox News Poll

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump’s approval rating sank to a new low in a Fox News poll, with only 38% of respondents telling pollsters they approved of Trump’s job performance. The poll, released Wednesday, comes after a turbulent month marked by a series of destructive hurricanes, the resulting crisis in Puerto Rico, and Trump’s ongoing controversy with several Gold ...

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Death Threats Keep Rep. Frederica Wilson Out Of DC

The Miami Herald reports: Congressional Democrats celebrated Rep. Frederica Wilson on Wednesday by wearing stickers adorned with a red cowboy hat and posing for a group picture on the steps of the Capitol. But one notable person was missing: Wilson herself. A source close to Wilson confirmed that the Miami Democrat was not in Washington this week due to ongoing ...

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Trump: I’m Not A Jerk, I’m A Very Smart Ivy League Graduate, One Of The Greatest Memories Of All Time

The Hill reports: President Trump on Wednesday cited his Ivy League education in pushing back at the notion that he is an uncivil leader. “You know people don’t understand, I went to an Ivy League college,” he told reporters at the White House. “I was a nice student. I did very well. I’m a very intelligent person.” Trump blamed the ...

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FLORIDA: Black Caucus Demands Apology From “Empty Suit” John Kelly Over His Lies About Dem House Rep

Politico reports: Florida’s legislative black caucus on Tuesday bashed White House chief of staff John Kelly as “an empty suit” and called on him to apologize to Rep. Frederica Wilson for falsely accusing her amid a controversy concerning the death of an Army soldier who was a constituent of hers. The group’s news conference marked the seventh straight day that ...

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Trump Accuses Gold Star Widow Of Lying

As always, Trump is spending his morning watching TV. The New York Times reports: The widow of one of four soldiers killed in Niger went on television on Monday to criticize President Trump for how he spoke to her during a condolence call last week, saying the president blundered through the conversation and only deepened her grief because he did ...

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FLORIDA: Gold Star Widow Breaks Silence, Says Trump’s Phone Call “Made Me Cry Even More” [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: The pregnant widow of Sgt. La David Johnson said the phone call she received from President Donald Trump before meeting her husband’s body at Dover Air Force Base made her more upset as the president struggled to remember her spouse’s name. “I heard him stumbling on trying to remember my husband’s name, and that’s what hurt me ...

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Trump Attacks Dem Rep. Frederica Wilson For Sixth Day, Crows About Fake News Poll: It’s Finally Sinking In

The Hill reports: President Trump early Sunday said media organizations have “lost cred,” pointing to a recent poll that found almost half of voters think the media make up stories about him. A Politico/Morning Consult poll released last week found that 46 percent of voters think the media fabricate reports about Trump and his administration. Seventy-six percent of Republicans think ...

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White House Trashes Press For Daring To Report About Proven Lies By A “Four-Star Marine General” [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: The White House on Friday said that its chief of staff “absolutely” stands by his false comments about Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL), despite video evidence proving him wrong. While railing against Wilson’s criticism of President Trump’s call with a Gold Star widow, Kelly told media on Thursday that he recalled Wilson grandstanding during a somber FBI ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

CBS News provides likely topics: Gold Star controversy: White House chief of staff John Kelly’s stirring statements in the White House press briefing room Thursday still has not put to rest the controversy over President Trump’s call to the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, and questions linger about how Johnson and four other troops died in Niger. The FBI ...

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Clip Proves Kelly Lied About Florida House Rep [VIDEO]

CNN reports: White House chief of staff Gen. John Kelly on Thursday erroneously claimed that Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Florida, claimed credit for securing “$20 million” in federal funding to build a new FBI field office in Miami in 2015, according to a video of the event posted Friday by the Sun Sentinel. Wilson took credit in her speech at the ...

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Trump Continues Lies About Gold Star Family Call

The HuffPost reports: President Donald Trump resorted to name-calling in a tweet late Thursday, blasting a congresswoman as “wacky” for criticizing his condolence call to the widow of a Florida soldier slain in Niger. Wilson, who has known the soldier’s family for years, was traveling in a car this week with pregnant widow Myeshia Johnson when Trump’s call came in ...

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John Kelly Confirms Trump’s Words To Gold Star Family After Trump Denounced Reports As “Lies” [VIDEO]

CNN reports: White House chief of staff John Kelly, in an extraordinary and at times emotional statement Thursday, said he advised President Donald Trump on what to say before he called the families of the four fallen soldiers who died during an ambush in Niger. Kelly said from the White House briefing room that he advised Trump to offer similar ...

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FOUR MONTHS LATER: Trump Cuts Promised $25,000 Check For Gold Star Family After Public Shaming

The Washington Post reports: The White House says President Donald Trump has sent a $25,000 check he promised to the father of an Army sergeant killed in Afghanistan. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Trump offered the money during a telephone conversation with the father of Dillon Baldrige a few weeks after the 22-year-old was killed in Afghanistan on June ...

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Grieving Gold Star Father Says Trump Offered $25,000 In Personal Phone Call But Never Followed Through

The Washington Post reports: President Trump, in a personal phone call to a grieving military father, offered him $25,000 and said he would direct his staff to establish an online fundraiser for the family, but neither happened, the father said. Chris Baldridge, the father of Army Cpl. Dillon Baldridge, told The Washington Post that Trump called him at his home ...

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