Sgt. La David Johnson's Widow: Trump's Phone Call 'Made Me Cry'

Oct 25, 2017, 00:50
Sgt. La David Johnson's Widow: Trump's Phone Call 'Made Me Cry'

La David Johnson, one of four US soldiers killed in Niger, took place on Saturday, his tragic death politicized by the president, who continues to feud with a Congresswoman who was close to the family.

"It made me cry", she said.

President Donald Trump on Monday said he had a "very respectful" phone conversation with the widow of a recently fallen USA soldier after the soldier's widow said he failed to remember her husband's name in the condolence call.

Trump denied Wilson's description of the call last week, but Johnson on Monday said the congresswoman's account "was not fabricated".

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Ms Wilson, who was by Mrs Johnson's side during the conversation, later said the billionaire "does not possess the character, empathy or grace to be President of the United States".

Trump accused Wilson of fabricating the story, but we all know who the liar was. "He couldn't remember m husband's name", Johnson told host George Stephanopoulos. La David Johnson, who was killed in an ambush in Niger.

In the days that followed, both Trump and Kelly publicly attacked the congresswoman, with Trump tweeting that Wilson's recounting of the call was "a total lie" and Kelly incorrectly accusing Wilson of bragging about her role in securing funding for the Federal Bureau of Investigation office that was dedicated in 2015.

"[I was] very upset and hurt; it made me cry even worse", Myeshia Johnson told "Good Morning America" about her conversation with the president, adding she has "nothing to say" to him.

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In an interview with "Good Morning America" Monday, Myeshia Johnson said that Wilson's version of the phone call was "100 percent correct". Sgt. Johnson and three comrades died October 4 in Africa when militants tied to the Islamic State attacked them.

'I don't know what's in that box - it could be empty for all I know, ' Myeshia continued. "Every time I asked to see my husband, they wouldn't let me".

"Whatever Miss Wilson said was not fabricated". Johnson said she wants the world to know "how great of a soldier my husband was". Trump wrote on Twitter, referencing one of the Green Berets killed earlier this month in an ambush in Niger. "I heard him stumbling on trying to remember my husband's name, and that hurt me the most because if my husband is out here fighting for our country and he risks his life for our country, why can't you remember his name?"

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