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    Kelly Defends Trump Over Condolence Calls

    “There’s not much that really can take the edge off what a family member is going through.” So said John Kelly, President Trump’s chief of staff and the father of a fallen Marine. He took the podium yesterday to defend Trump’s controversial comments to the widow of an American soldier this week, saying he’d advised the president not to call the family at all. Kelly also excoriated Rep. Frederica Wilson, a friend of widow Myeshia Johnson, for publicizing the comments, calling her “selfish” and decrying the erosion of American values.

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