White House chief of staff John Kelly, in an extraordinary and at times emotional statement Thursday, said he was "Stunned" by what a Democratic congresswoman told reporters after she listened in on President Donald Trump's call to the widow of a fallen soldier.
Kelly said he advised Trump on what to say to the families of the four soldiers who were killed in an ambush in Niger, among them Sgt. La David Johnson. Kelly said he encouraged Trump to offer words similar to those that Gen. Joseph Dunford offered to Kelly when his own son was killed in combat in Afghanistan. Source 7c