Trump congratulated himself for something he hadn’t done, so the White House had to make it trueOn October 22, 2017 by Chaim
Several Americans received something unexpected from the White House this week: a rush-delivered condolence letter from President Donald Trump written to the loved ones of people who died in military service.
After a week of controversy that pivoted around whether Trump — as he claimed — actually did personally contact every bereaved family, The Atlantic confirmed that some received expedited condolence letters in the days after the president’s remarks.
While Timothy Eckels Sr. had heard from Sen. John McCain and Defense Secretary James Mattis after his son died aboard the U.S.S. John S. McCain on Aug. 21, he’d heard nothing from the president — until Oct. 20, when a UPS package containing a condolence letter arrived at his home. Read more…