https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-branded-fat-fing-liar-sister-us-soldier-killed-iraq-080127138.htmlDonald Trump has been widely criticised after falsely claiming that Barack Obama and other former presidents didn’t call the families of fallen soldiers.
The businessman-turned-politician was branded a ‘fat, f***ing liar’ by the sister of a U.S. soldier killed in Iraq after he made the comments when asked about four US soldiers who died in Niger last week.
“The toughest calls I have to make are the calls where this happens — soldiers are killed,” Trump told reporters.
“It’s a very difficult thing. Now it gets to a point where you make four or five of them in one day, it’s a very, very tough day. For me that’s by far the toughest.”
“President Obama and other presidents, most of them didn’t make calls, a lot of them didn’t make calls. I like to call when it’s appropriate, when I think I’m able to do it.”
The lie immediately provoked outrage online.Delilia O’Malley tweeted to Trump: “‘When my brother was killed, Pres Bush listened while I screamed at him & then held me as I sobbed, you fat f***ing liar.”
Alyssa Mastromonaco, a former aide to Obama, said: “That’s a f***ing lie. To say President Obama (or past presidents) didn’t call the family members of soldiers KIA – he’s a deranged animal.”