Gold Star Family Furious Over Political 'Tug Of War'

Duckworth Trump using Gold Star families as pawns

"And I actually thank President Trump for ordering the air strike in Syria but it wasn't enough to save my child".

"You'll never convince me that President Trump doesn't grieve when somebody falls in the line of duty on his watch", the South Carolina Republican told reporters at the Capitol.

A local Gold Star family is not happy presidential condolences for fallen soldiers have become a political issue. La David Johnson during a phone call that "he knew what he signed up for".

"So the traditional way, if you look at President Obama and other presidents, majority didn't make calls, a lot of them didn't make calls".

Murphy said that her pain was indescribable and that she had come up with a new word - "un-get-throughable" - to indicate what she and her family are going through.

She said that all she wants is for people to remember her son and added that no Gold Star family is concerned about a call from the president.

"They're hard to read, but later on when you go back and you look over stuff again, you realize that they meant what they said and they were hurting just like we were", said Hunt.

"I just wanted him to not forget my son", she said.

Laura said her family did not expect the president to call and they appreciate the "intense support" from the White House.

"I know President Obama and Michelle Obama have really spent a lot of times with the families of the fallen - and I've seen President Trump in action". She said that he only had a 15% approval rating when he left office, and reminded viewers that he was held in contempt of Congress. She did not receive a letter from the president after that. "They're making this into a contest", said Sarah Roberge.

Hunt suggests other Gold Star Moms who have not received a letter or phone call reach out to their local service officer and ask them to put a request in for a letter from the president.

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