CNN: Trump Promised Gold Star Family Check for $25K, Only Sends It Today After WaPo Seeks Confirmation

‘The White House published a statement a little bit after the “Washington Post” published the story saying the check indeed had been sent and thought it was disgusting that the media was using this story to advance their agenda’

RUSH EXCERPT: 
BLITZER: "Let’s get new revelations on the — the president sent $25,000 to the family of a U.S. Dead soldier. What is the White House now saying about this, kaitlan?"
COLLINS: "That’s right, wolf. The “Washington Post” reported this afternoon with the drama of all of these calls and the president saying he’s been more attentive to the families of fallen soldiers than his predecessors that when the president called the family of one fallen soldier, a 22-year-old who died in Afghanistan over the summer, that the president spoke to the family, the father of the soldier specifically, Chris, for about 15 minutes. And then he told the “Washington Post” that the president said he was going to write him a $25,000 check for his loss. Now, the father says that when he got a condolence letter in the mail later on, that there was no check, it was just a letter from the president. He said he was disappointed because he was surprised that the president had offered them — had offered him this. Then the White House published a statement a little bit after the “Washington Post” published the story saying the check indeed had been sent and thought it was disgusting that the media was using this story to advance their agenda. We’ve now confirmed that the White House sent this check to the family of Dylan just today, wolf. Now, he died in June. The “Washington Post” reported today that the president had spoken to him a few weeks after that, but the check was not sent until today, wolf."
BLITZER: "And it wasn’t sent until, what, the “Washington Post” informed the president that they had this information, they were seeking White House comment? Once “The Washington Post” told the White House about the story, they then decided they better send the check, is that what you’re hearing?"
COLLINS: "That’s right, “The Washington Post” says in their story they reached out to the White House today and in a White House official also has termed to me that the check was not sent out until today. So that just goes to show you that the White House is saying that this should be portrayed as a sincere gesture from the president because it was a personal check from Donald Trump, but it’s clear there were some mixed signals here if this call happened a few weeks after Dylan died in June and the check was not sent until mid-october, wolf."

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