President Trump met with the family of slain Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen and during the meeting offered to personally pay for the funeral of their daughter.
President Trump also said that he has paid for the funerals of other soldiers too.
According to Fox News:
Trump made the offer while hosting the family of Vanessa Guillen, who was 20, in the Oval Office. A male soldier suspected of killing Guillen near the Texas base committed suicide, the Army has said.
Trump stated he paid for other soldiers funerals after being asked by a reporter:
“I have, I have. I have to do it personally, I can’t do it through government,” Trump said. “I have because some families need help. They need help.”
Guillen’s family declined a military funeral, and are awaiting the return of her remains, which Trump said he would help expedite.
“I don’t even know if you need help, maybe you don’t need help from a financial standpoint. I have no idea. I just think it’s a horrific thing that happened and if you did need help, I’ll be there to help you,” Trump said.
Guillen’s family is pushing legislation that would allow soldiers to report instances of sexual assault outside of their chain of command.