Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway addressed President Trump's claim that some previous presidents "didn't make calls" to the families of soldiers who were killed.
"I think what the president was saying there is there are many different ways to reach out to these families," Conway said. "Sometimes you call, sometimes you write, sometimes you actually meet them in person."
"The toughest calls I have to make are calls where this happens, soldiers are killed," Trump told reporters yesterday. "I like to call when it's appropriate."
Officials from the Bush and Obama administrations pushed back, saying that the 45th president is simply incorrect to say other presidents did not call Gold Star families.
"Does he regret maybe bringing up past presidents and what they've done?" host Brian Kilmeade asked.
"His focus is always on the grieving, on the families, on the loss of life, and on protecting our soldiers," Conway responded.
"He doesn't always make public when he is doing that because these are very private, very solemn, sacrosanct, really, moments."