John Kelly defends Trump’s conversation with the family of Sgt. La David Johnson

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.

Kelly said that President Trump was trying to convey a message that Sgt. La David Johnson was where he wanted to be and doing what he wanted to do when he was killed in action.

Massachusetts Republican Gov. Charlie Baker opens a session called

Charlie Baker slams Trump over comments on fallen soldier

The governor said the exchange president had with the family of Sgt. La David Johnson and the follow-up “was incredibly disgraceful and discouraging and depressing.”

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly waits while Governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rossello and US President Donald Trump make statement to the press before a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House October 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan SmialowskiBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

Kelly kept his family’s tragedy out of politics, but Trump brought it up

President Trump brought up the loss of John Kelly’s son as part of an attack on Barack Obama, dragging the family’s searing loss into a political fight.

According to a poll, 76 percent of Trump voters in the state said they are happy with their 2016 choice, while 19 percent do not feel either way about it.

Trump voters in N.H. have little regret, poll indicates

Only 5 percent of New Hampshire voters who favored President Trump in the 2016 election regret their decision, according to a state poll released Wednesday.

Former president George W. Bush.

George W. Bush’s unmistakable takedown of Trump

Speaking at the George W. Bush Institute in New York, the former president didn’t use President Trump’s name, but his target was clear.

US Representative Seth Moulton.

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Moulton denies he’s running for president. Here’s why that might be true

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Trump reverses course on emerging Senate health care deal

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Senate moves ahead on GOP budget that’s key to taxes

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