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Delayed Check

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass



The President of the United States was motivated by the fourth estate to finally send a $25,000 check that was promised to a family of a fallen soldier. 

Jessie Baldridge and family was pleased to receive the monies and promised to used then to honor Dillions legacy.  Corporal Dillion C. B Aldridge was killed in Afghanistan in June and the family received a condolence call from the White House and was promised the financial gift. 

The Baldridge’s said weeks passed and they never received the check, but they never gave up hope and didn’t raise the issue.  Jessie says, "We got a condolence letter from him (a few weeks later) and there was no check, and we kind of joked about it. We didn't take to social media and didn't complain."

The Washington Post was the first to notice that the promise had not been fulfilled and questioned its delay.  During a presser at the White House on 18 October 2017, the question was asked about why the check had not been sent, the response was the check is in the mail.  The letter came with an explanation that Trumps legal counsel was the slowdown in the delivery of the check.   The check was mailed on the same day the question was asked, 18 October, 2017.

According to reports spokesperson Lindsay Walters kicked up sand saying, "It's disgusting that the media is taking something that should be recognized as a generous and sincere gesture, made privately by the president, and using it to advance the media's biased agenda." 

However, it does appear suspicious the two events happened on the same day.  

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