John Kelly: Obama didn’t call when my son died

White House chief of staff John Kelly has defended Donald Trump’s handling of families of US military heroes who died in action.

Mr Kelly has remained silent for years over the death of his own son Robert in Afghanistan in 2010 and revealed President Obama did not call him after the tragic news – but that was not a criticism.

Mr Kelly’s comments follow the row between Mr Trump and Democratic congresswoman Frederica Wilson who says she overheard the president tell the widow of Sergeant La David Johnson who was killed in Niger that but the cheque never arrived.