President Trump on Thursday offered to pay for the funeral of a soldier found dead after disappearing from Fort Hood in April – and said he paid for other funerals for soldiers.
Trump made the offer while hosting Wavell Guillen’s family, who was 20 years old, in the Oval Office. The military says a male soldier suspected of killing Guillen committed suicide near a Texas base.
In response to a reporter’s question, Trump said he paid for the funeral of other soldiers.
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“I have, I have. I have to do this personally, I cannot do it through the government, ”Trump said. “I have some families needing help. they need help.”
Guillen’s family declined a military funeral, and are awaiting the return of his remains, which Trump said he would help expeditiously.
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“I don’t know if you need help, maybe you don’t need help from a financial standpoint. I don’t know. I think it’s a frightening thing that happened and if you needed help, I’d help you. Will be there to do it, ”Trump said.
Guilin’s family encouraged him to pass legislation drafted by his family’s attorney, which would allow soldiers to report sexual abuse outside of their series of actions.