Donald Trump Falsely Accused President Obama of Not Calling Gold Star Families

Type: Disgraceful\DishonorableOct 16 2017 Severity:
Targeted: Barack ObamaAbout: Wars & Conflicts
Donald Trump leveled a baseless and false claim that former President Barack Obama did not call or contact families of soldiers killed in action, known as Gold Star families. The claim was debunked within minutes and Donald Trump had to walk back the claim in real time during the same press conference by simply stating that he "was told" that President Obama didn't make the calls.

Quote | The allegation was quickly and forcefully debunked by Obama Adm. officials.

The traditional way, if you look at President Obama and other presidents, most of them didn’t make calls. A lot of them didn’t make calls,” he said. “I like to call when it’s appropriate, when I think I’m able to do it. They have made the ultimate sacrifice so generally I would say that I like to call. I’m going to be calling them.

Targeted by Trump