Re “Kelly takes responsibility for Trump’s alleged comment to fallen soldier’s mother” (sacbee.com, Oct. 19): Donald Trump’s chief of staff, retired Marine Gen. John Kelly, attempted to clean up Trump’s insensitive condolence phone call to Gold Star wife, Myeshia Johnson, but he was even more callous than Trump. In speaking of the death of Sgt. La David Johnson, Kelly says: “He knew what the possibilities were, because we are at war.” Why wouldn’t Mrs. Johnson feel hurt and the press be outraged? Kelly’s statement seems to be nothing more than a cop out of a commander trying to assuage his own guilt for sending soldiers to die in unjust wars.
Richard Nano, Roseville
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