It is being reported, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is one of the officials who is spreading the false smear that Obama didn’t call Gen. John Kelly after his son died in Afghanistan.
Steven Perlberg of Buzzfeed News tweeted:
Sarah Huckabee Sanders is an official confirming on background that Obama didn't call Kelly, per a person familiar (not at BuzzFeed News)
— Steven Perlberg (@perlberg) October 17, 2017
Trump is using the Press Secretary and others to spread false stories about Obama to distract from the fact that Trump was playing golf as the bodies of four Green Berets who were ambushed in Niger arrived back in the United States.
The problem with this story is that Gen. Kelly and his family sat with then First Lady Michelle Obama at a White House breakfast for Gold Star families in 2011. Gen. Kelly got something better than a phone call, which is something that Trump didn’t do for the Green Berets. Kelly was seated at the First Lady’s table in the White House. I would say that is some substantial respect for the Kelly family’s loss.
Donald Trump didn’t pick up the phone and call the families. He didn’t meet the bodies of the fallen as they arrived at Dover AFB, which is something that both the administrations of Barack Obama and George W. Bush did. The Trump administration didn’t publicly mention the ambush in Niger until 11 days after the attack.
This story isn’t about who Obama called or didn’t call. It is about Trump golfing instead of showing respect to Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
It takes a person of low ethics to be a mouthpiece for Trump, and Huckabee Sanders has shown that she is at the bottom of the barrel.