Donald Trump Is Not The First President To Send Someone A Check

Trump promised a Gold Star father $25000. Then all he sent was a letter that said 'I'm sorry.'

Chris Baldridge, the father of Army Sgt. Dillon Baldrige, who died after gunned down by the Agfhan police officer on June 10, shared to Washington Post that U.S. president Donald Trump called him and their conversation lasted for 15 minutes.

Chris Baldridge said that, for him, it's less about the money and more about feeling like his country let him down after his son was killed by the Afghan soldier he was training. A few weeks later, Trump called the corporal's father, Chris Baldridge, and the two spoke for roughly 15 minutes.

"He said, "I'm going to write you a cheque out of my personal account for $25,000", and I was just floored", Mr Baldridge said.

"I could not believe he was saying that, and I wish I had it recorded because the man did say this", Baldridge said.

The timing of Trump's donation raised questions because the Post reported Wednesday that White House official initially declined to discuss the events in detail but later told them the check had been sent.

Walters also criticized the news media and accused reporters of using a "generous and sincere" gesture made privately by Trump to advance what she describes as a "biased agenda".

However, it was about four months between Trump's promise to give the money and the time it was sent to the Baldridge family.

To further add to the storm, Mr Trump reportedly called the pregnant widow of one of the soldiers killed in Niger, Mr Johnson, and said: "you know, he must've known what he signed up for".

"The cheque has been sent", she said, in a statement reported by CNN.

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A White House spokesperson, speaking on background, said the check has been "in the pipeline" since the President's conversation with the father. "Just a letter saying "I'm sorry".

"I opened it up and read it, and I was hoping to see a check in there, to be honest", he said.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said General Kelly was frustrated that "the focus has become on the process and not that American lives were lost".

The Trump administration has since said General Kelly is "disgusted" that dealing with military deaths has become "politicised".

"I didn't say what that congresswoman said", Mr Trump told reporters.

"We got a condolence letter from him and there was no cheque, and we kind of joked about it".

Rep. Frederica Wilson of Florida on Tuesday said Trump told Myeshia Johnson - the widow of Sgt.

"President Trump did disrespect my son and my daughter and also me and my husband", Jones-Johnson told The Post.

Cowanda Jones-Johnson, the soldier's mother, told The Post earlier on Wednesday that Wilson's account of the conversation was accurate. Obama had first said he'd make a donation 18 months earlier and in a letter to the family previous year said the delay had been a mistake.

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