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Trump / Military Calls / A Discussion #1117221

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Matt Lewis, Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America CEO Paul Rieckhoff†, Kirsten Powers, Eagle Forum Education Fund president Ed Martin & retired Adm. John Kirby about President Trump & calls to families of fallen soldiers. [RIECKHOFF, POWERS, MARTIN, LEWIS. KIRBY - offer views on Gold Star families like the Johnsons, the handling of the Johnson story, the snowball effect started by the president's claims about other presidents not calling military families, how this is an important story with some mistakes by Trump, but there has been a media feeding frenzy, how the president could set the tone, the Russia story about race, the need for support for the military families with a letter/phone calls from the president, the role of Vice President Mike Pence in handling the issue, the need for the president to reach out, this solemn duty for the "comforter-in-chief".]
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