Fox & Friends: All the bad reports on Trump's interactions with Gold Star families are just spin

From the October 19 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): According to the congresswoman Frederica Wilson, President Donald Trump said, “Well, your husband knew what he signed up for.” President Trump came out and said that she had totally fabricated that and there is proof that they are politicizing it. And later Sarah Huckabee Smith -- Sanders, that is to say -- said there was no recording, but there were a number of people including John F. Kelly in the room who heard the conversation.

BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): But Cowanda Johnson, the wife (sic), did put on Facebook that she backed the congresswoman's account that the president did say he knew what he signed up for, but what he followed up with, it doesn't make it any easier and that's the part of the conversation, the exchange back and forth. The other thing is, as you know, there is nothing to say in this situation. Have you ever dealt with anybody who lost someone tragically in an accident or to any sudden circumstances? There is nothing you could possibly say to make them feel better. Maybe you could actually say something that maybe that they would deem that might be soothing. However, I think it's also important to point out the president of the United States has on record -- actually this Army Sergeant Lee says that, yeah, the president did call me. And at which time he said to me I bet after my son died in battle in Afghanistan and he said I bet he never gave you an ounce of trouble in his life. And the president -- and his response was you are absolutely right, Mr. President. And he said, you know, I voted for you once and that's why I'm going to vote for you again.

AINSELY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): We had guests that were saying yesterday that this is just the mainstream media trying to spin the fact that president was calling families and doing a good thing. So they were trying to say -- trying to make it negative. The Associated Press put out a tweet yesterday. They were actually soliciting Gold Star families to come and give their accounts because I don't know if they just want to tell the truth or if they’re trying to get negative stories on the president.


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