“If you look at President Obama and other presidents, most of them didn’t make calls,” Trump said during yesterday’s press conference in the White House Rose Garden, referring to the time-honored practice of calling family members of fallen soldiers.
Trump’s false claim unleashed a firestorm of protest among former staffers of Obama and Bush, reporters who covered the former presidents and Americans who lived here during the past administrations and have memories of those news reports.
Trump’s comments unleashed a firestorm of protest around the nation as people from every walk of life took to the airwaves and twitter in anger to protest the president’s penchant for misstating the truth. For some unspecified reason Trump feels it necessary to compare himself to former President Obama, and usually to claim that in some area of governing he is better at the job than his predecessor. He isn’t. When pushed to explain his statement he said it was “what he had been told by his generals.”
Some critics called his explanation “ludicrous.” Some had much harsher responses.