President Donald Trump has finally sent the family of Dillon Baldridge, an Army corporal who died in Afghanistan over the summer, the personal check for $25,000 he promised them in June.
— Jonah Kaplan (@KaplanABC11) October 23, 2017
As Charleston Post-Courier editor Jason Emory Parker noticed, however, the check was dated the exact same day the story about Trump not following through on his promise was published in the Washington Post.
Check is dated the same date the Washington Post reported the story. They got him this check. https://t.co/MtvzxMhtXz
— J Emory Parker 🌈 Subscribe to The Post & Courier (@jaspar) October 23, 2017
In an interview with local North Carolina news station ABC 11, Baldridge’s family said they “though [Trump] was saying something nice,” and “joked about it” when they got a condolence letter from the president without a check.