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USA:  Kelly takes the podium in defence of Trump’s comments to slain soldier’s widow02:57

USA: Kelly takes the podium in defence of Trump’s comments to slain soldier’s widow

United States, Washington DC
October 20, 2017 at 03:30 GMT -00:00 · Published

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly defended remarks made by US President Donald Trump to a widow of a soldier killed in Niger earlier this month, saying that "there's no perfect way to conduct that phone call," speaking to the press in Washington DC, Thursday.Trump came under fire after a Democratic Congresswoman had said she listened to the phone call in which Trump told the widow of the fallen soldier "he knew what he signed up for, but I guess it still hurt."Kelly denied the claim, saying that "[Trump] in his way tried to express that opinion: he's a brave man, a fallen hero, he knew what he was getting himself into because he enlisted."He followed, "it stuns me that a member of Congress would have listened in on that conversation."Kelly, whose son was killed in Afghanistan in 2010, mentioned that "President Obama, who was my commander in chief when I was on active duty, did not call my family," stressing that "that was not a criticism."

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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly defended remarks made by US President Donald Trump to a widow of a soldier killed in Niger earlier this month, saying that "there's no perfect way to conduct that phone call," speaking to the press in Washington DC, Thursday.Trump came under fire after a Democratic Congresswoman had said she listened to the phone call in which Trump told the widow of the fallen soldier "he knew what he signed up for, but I guess it still hurt."Kelly denied the claim, saying that "[Trump] in his way tried to express that opinion: he's a brave man, a fallen hero, he knew what he was getting himself into because he enlisted."He followed, "it stuns me that a member of Congress would have listened in on that conversation."Kelly, whose son was killed in Afghanistan in 2010, mentioned that "President Obama, who was my commander in chief when I was on active duty, did not call my family," stressing that "that was not a criticism."

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