Four American soldiers were killed during an ambush in Niger and Donald Trump has just spoken on the matter, twelve days after the tragic deaths took place. 

During a press conference that took place yesterday, Donald said that he wrote letters to the victim's families and plan on calling them later this week. He claimed that these steps are something he's been told his predecessors never did, even though these steps are a tradition for any president in office.

"All I can do is ask my generals," Trump said. "Other presidents did not call, they would write letters, and some presidents didn't do anything."
"I like, when I can, the combination of a call and also a letter," he said. "It is a very difficult thing. It gets to a point where you make four to five of them in one day, it is a very, very tough day."

When media pressed Donald on his claims of the former presidents not doing their part in sending condolences to suffering families, Donald slightly backtracked and followed up with: "I don't know if he did," he said of Barack. "I was told that he didn't often, and a lot of presidents don't. They write letters. I do, I do a combination of both."

According to CNN, former administration officials have in fact confirmed that Barack did write letters, and also paid visits to families and wounded troops. George Bush also made similar moves by writing letters families of those wounded and killed during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

These are the first comments the President has made, in person or on Twitter, about the raid. The White House press secretary said previously that the details about the mission were still being reviewed.  

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich fired back at Donald calling him a "soulless coward." Issuing a statement to Dave Zirin of The Nation, where he said: "This man in the Oval Office is a soulless coward who thinks that he can only become large by belittling others. This has of course been a common practice of his, but to do it in this manner—and to lie about how previous presidents responded to the deaths of soldiers—is as low as it gets."

Read his full statement here.