"I was stunned when I came to work yesterday morning, and brokenhearted, at [what] a member of Congress was doing", Kelly said during a press briefing at the White House, referring to Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.).
Speaking to the press during a White House meeting with the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday, Trump again pushed back on Wilson's account of what he said, which Kelly seemed to confirm Thursday. I don't believe all presidents call.
Sgt Johnson was one of four killed in Niger by Islamist militants this month.
Chief of Staff John Kelly, a retired Marine general whose son was killed in Afghanistan, was left angry and frustrated at the way the issue has become politicized.
"That's not a criticism. that's not a negative thing", Kelly added, saying he was just giving it as an example to Trump at the time.
He spoke of war buddies phoning families - like his - to share stories of the fallen and said the letters from commanders and the President of the United States don't help ease the pain.
But while Kelly expressed his anger at the politicization of the death of American soldiers, he also chose to ignore Trump's role in stoking it in the first place. "I thought at least that was sacred", he said.
"There's no ideal way to make that phone call", he said in his first public comments on the controversy over the call, which Johnson's mother and a Florida lawmaker who knew him said was disrespectful.
Russia Will Issue National Cryptocurrency 'CryptoRuble' Minister of Communications and Mass Media of Russia Nikolai Nikiforov gave a reason why Russia chose to introduce CryptoRuble . The online economy has made it hard and a concern for governments to collect taxes on an increasing digital sales industry.
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"I said to him, 'Sir, there's nothing you can do to lighten the burden on these families, '" Kelly said. "He knew what he was getting into by joining that one percent".
Earlier this week, Trump said it was his understanding not all presidents make those phone calls‚ including Obama.
He also papered over Trump's decision to compare his communications with the families of fallen soldiers with those of his predecessors, namely Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush. "He knew what the possibilities were".
She said Trump "was nearly like joking".
"And [Trump] said to me, what do I say?"
The soldier's mother also suggested that the president struggled to convey an empathetic tone.
But asked whether Wilson's account of the conversation between Trump and the family was accurate, she replied: "Yes". A White House spokeswoman said the media was advancing a "biased agenda" by following up on the Baldridge story.
The two surviving victims are in critical condition at Baltimore's Shock Trauma Center, the hospital tweeted at noon Wednesday. A police chief says the Maryland office park gunman had "beefs" with a man in Wilmington, Delaware, and shot him twice.
This is not yet a done deal and the report notes it "may not come together", so we'll just have to wait and see what happens. Meanwhile, Lyft has a number of other big-name investors in its corner, including Jaguar Land Rover and GM.
Dao lost two teeth and broke his nose as a result, and attorneys said he was left deeply traumatized by the episode. It was also revealed that a supervisor was sacked after the deliberate removal of facts from an employee report.
While revenue from the Surface division is down, Panay says that the company remains committed to the unit . Battery life stretches to 17 hours (video playback) in a docked configuration and 5 hours in tablet mode .
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Ford testing shows that the faulty latches are failing after exposure to water, which could cause the door to open randomly. Ford said it continues to expect full-year adjusted earnings in the range of $1.65 to $1.85 per share.
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Amazon's chief Jeff Bezos held on to the second position for the second consecutive year, with a net worth of $81.5 billion. According to Forbes , the White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Trump's ranking.
At least 6 killed, 10 injured in Quetta blast
According to initial reports, Abdul Salam was shot multiple times in what was reported as a targeted killing. He also said that these cowardly attacks would not hinder the security forces in executing their duties.
Hawaii judge blocks Trump's latest travel ban
Trump issued his proclamation only after an "extensive worldwide security review" by federal authorities, she said. The US federal government is likely to appeal Judge Watson's decision.
Sri Lanka eases ban on all-rounder Gunathilaka
Pakistan , on the other hand, seemed to have found their touch. "We have to wait and see who the players will be". Sri Lanka's supporting, meanwhile, has agreed to travel to Lahore as well.
Gotham gets self-driving cars
After more than a year of circling San Francisco streets, Cruise Automation's self-driving cars may be heading to New York City. GM will have to pay for a police escort to travel side-by-side with the vehicle to ensure no accidents happen.
Tesla fired 400 employees last week
The housecleaning swept out employees in administrative and sales positions, outside of manufacturing department. Elon Musk prefers to work long hours as he serves as CEO of Tesla and SpaceX simultaneously.
Trump Jokes Pence 'Wants To Hang' All Gay People
He said that, when people met with Trump after stopping by Pence's office, Trump would ask them, " Did Mike make you pray? ". Mike Pence , the Vice President of the United States, does not believe in evolution.