ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017
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(White House: Cecilia Vega) President Trump's defense of his stance that other presidents have not called the families of fallen soldiers examined; photos shown of four American soldiers who died in Niger. [In Rose Garden, TRUMP - says he has written them letters & President Obama & others did not make calls, or sometimes....] The responses to Trump from Obama Attorney General Eric Holder, former President Bush's aide Freddy Ford, Gold Star parent Penny Douphinett & White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders quoted. [On Fox News radio, voice of TRUMP - asks if White House chief of staff Gen. John Kelly got a call from Obama.] Kelly's position on his son's death noted. Trump's calls to the families of the Niger soldiers discussed.
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