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White House chief of staff John Kelly explained in an emotional briefing Thursday that he advised Trump to praise a fallen soldier's bravery when calling the soldier's family (although he advised Trump against calling at all), because it was what his son's friends told him over the phone when his son died in Afghanistan in 2010. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump's counterproductive counterpunching

By Washington Examiner |
A Republican blaming unfair media coverage for his problems is like an engineer blaming gravity for his plane crashing.

Rep. Frederica Wilson laughs that controversy over Gold Star widow has made her 'a rock star'

By Philip Wegmann |

"You mean to tell me that I've become so important that the White House is following me and my words? This is amazing," she said.

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John Kelly's full remarks about Gold Star families: Watch

By Washington Examiner Staff |

Kelly defended Trump's outreach to Gold Star families in an emotional press briefing.

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