President Trump sends $25K check to gold star family

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks to military personnel and families at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, U.S., September 15, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

A North Carolina couple says President Donald Trump sent a $25,000 check after promising the gift during a June condolence call. Christopher and Jesse Baldridge of Zebulon received the check in honor of their son, Army Sgt. Dillon Baldridge, who was killed in Afghanistan. In a letter that accompanied the check, Trump said “nothing will ever replace your son, Dillon. He was an American hero.” The couple plans to use the check to start foundation honoring their son.