Internet Explodes After Trump Calls Gold Star Widow a Liar
24 October, 2017, 00:51 | Author: Clint Gray
John McCain weighed in on the war of words over President Donald Trump's handling of a phone call to an Army widow as she was grieving over the loss of her husband Army Sergeant La David Johnson. La David Johnson, one of the four U.S. Army soldiers killed in an ambush attack in Niger, gathered on Saturday at Christ the Rock Church in Cooper City to say their final farewells to the young man they consider a hero. Myeshia Johnsontold ABC's "Good Morning America" in an interview that Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson was practically a member of their family and was among a group of people listening to Trump's call on a speaker phone as they drove to receive Sgt.
"No. I don't have nothing to say to him", she said. Asked if she had anything to say to Trump now, Johnson said, "No, I don't have nothing to say to him".
The White House has denied Trump told the widow that Johnson "knew what he signed up for" and the claim he forgot the fallen soldier's name during the call. "I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt". "Because if my husband is out here fighting for our country, and he risked his life for our country, why can't you remember his name?" Trump shot back that Wilson had "totally fabricated" the account, but the soldier's widow and aunt confirmed it as true.
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On Monday, Myeshia Johnson called Wilson's telling of the conversation "100 percent correct".
Johnson said she has received little information from the military about how her husband died.
Trump and the White House have gone after Rep. Wilson's character for several days. "A video of Congresswoman Wilson's comments on that day has been released, and it provides indisputable proof that she never made any of the statements of which General Kelly falsely accused her". Wilson was riding with Johnson's family to meet the body and heard the call on speakerphone.
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Wilson and Trump have traded barbs for almost a week on the controversy stemming from the President's condolence call to Johnson. Johnson said everyone in the auto was listening to Trump's call. "I know my husband's body from head to toe". "I don't know what's in that box", she said. "Why would we fabricate something like that?"
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