From Yahoo News:
Trump Lied About Parents Of Korean War Vets, Now He's Lying About Returned Bodies
The president claims North Korea has returned 200 service members’ remains. That has not happened.
The U.S. has not received the remains of U.S. soldiers from North Korea, despite what the "president" has said.
"Trump told a rally audience in South Carolina: “We’re getting the remains of our great heroes back.”
The only problem: No remains have yet been returned, and it is unclear when that might happen. “We have not yet physically received them,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday, but said that he is “optimistic” it would take place “in the not-too-distant future.”
That explanation was not sufficient for Iraq War veteran Will Fischer, with the progressive veterans group VoteVets. “It’s beyond the pale to lie about remains of fallen service persons already being returned, when they, in fact, haven’t been,” Fischer said. “Remains like these aren’t some prize, where you can make up some big fish stories. These are troops who died in war, and whose families have had no closure. He disrespected Gold Star families during the campaign, and he’s doing it now.”
The White House press office did not respond to HuffPost’s queries "about why Trump was falsely claiming that bodies had been returned. They also did not provide the name of a single parent of a Korean War service member who had lobbied Trump."