Because I have done that traditionally'.
"Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell wrapping up a doozy of a press conference there and a lot to get to in that", Tur began. "It is the toughest calls I have to make are the calls where this happens, soldiers are killed".
The army identified the other soldiers killed as Staff Sgt. Bryan Black, and Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright, and Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson. Now it gets to a point where you make four or five of them in one day, it's a very, very tough day. By far, that's the toughest.
Then, Trump pivoted to taking a shot at his predecessor.
"President Obama and other presidents, majority didn't make calls". When American heroes make the ultimate sacrifice, Presidents pay their respects.
Those calls are expected in the near future. "From what I am hearing it's the first time that a sitting president has done something like this".
If you don't actually know, then maybe STFU?
"I've written them personal letters; they've been sent or they're going out tonight, but there were during the weekend", Trump said.
"To say President Obama (or past presidents) didn't call the family members of soldiers KIA - he's a deranged animal", Mastromonaco tweeted, using the acronym for "killed in action".
A 12-man Green Beret team had just met with local leaders when they came under an ambush, CNN reported. The path to Walter Reed and other military hospitals, as well as to the Dover, Delaware, Air Force Base where the remains of fallen soldiers are often brought, is a familiar one to Obama, George W. Bush and others.
By the end of August, Trump had also taken three times more leisure time than Obama had, according to The Washington Post, and he had also played golf seven more times than Obama, according to PolitiFact.
"I don't know if he did", he said of Obama. "I was told he didn't often, and a lot of presidents don't". Excuse me, Peter. I do a combination of both.
President Trump called the phone calls "a very hard thing".
His was candidacy was well-received by conservatives who felt former president Barack Obama had disrespected the armed services while in office.
TRUMP: I don't know if he did.
He walked back the statement somewhat about 15 minutes later when asked how he could say that Mr Obama did not call the families of fallen soldiers during his administration.
The former president has publicly described the heart-wrenching task of writing letters to the families.