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Anderson Cooper blasts Trump for using Gen. Kelly’s dead son as political fodder

Yesterday, Donald Trump used the dead son of his chief of staff, General John Kelly, as political fodder.

Trump was fighting back against a growing chorus of condemnation over his failure to reach out to the family of four US service members who died two weeks ago in Niger. When asked the other day about why he hadn’t even mentioned the soldiers’ deaths, Trump lashed out and blamed Obama and previous presidents, claiming falsely that they too never reached out to the families of our fallen service members.

Caught in yet another ever-growing Web of lies and ego, Trump then, incredibly, invoked General Kelly’s son who died in service in Afghanistan. Kelly never talks about his son Robert. But Trump was happy to use the American hero as his own personal political human shield.

Anderson Cooper weighed in. It’s a must-watch.

John Aravosis
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