Internet Explodes After Trump Calls Gold Star Widow a Liar

24 October, 2017, 00:51 | Author: Clint Gray
  • U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson is wheeled to the hearse after the viewing at the Christ the Rock Community Church

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 Johnson told 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.

South Africa Whitewash Bangladesh in ODI Series
Dane Paterson was the pick of South Africa's bowlers with three for 44, while Markram completed a memorable debut with two for 18. There is no rush for du Plessis to return to action with South Africa's worldwide calendar blank until Boxing Day.

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.

Fox renewed Bill O'Reilly deal despite harassment suit
O'Reilly and eventually signed an affidavit dated January 17 retracting the allegations and promising not to sue, the report said. O'Reilly as a portion of the settlements ended up plainly open and represented a huge risk to their business realm.

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?"

His godsister, Lakia Smith, said Johnson would always come watch her at cheerleading practice. "I don't know anything". She was principal of a school Johnson's father attended.

"I need to see him so I will know that that is my husband".

4 lightly injured in Munich knife attack
German police said Saturday they've arrested a suspect after four people were lightly wounded in Munich by a man with a knife. The incident happened at Rosenheimer Platz near the city centre and none of the victims' injuries were life-threatening.

Recommended:



Popular

See all the highlights from Lonzo Ball's stellar second game
Ingram was aggressive, he was making the right decisions and his shot was falling. In that game , Ball scored three points and grabbed nine rebounds.

Veggies Sold At Walmart, Trader Joe's Recalled For Possible Contamination
Short-term symptoms of listeria include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Nine vegetable products at Walmart are being recalled including bags of broccoli, cauliflower and vegetable medleys.

Normalcy can be restored with Rohingyas' return: Sushma Swaraj
It is clear that normalcy will only be restored with the return of the displaced persons to Rakhine state. Swaraj, who is on two-day visit, will also be meeting Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Katy Perry Gets Stuck in the Air During Her Concert
She then crowd-surfed off the planet to rapturous applause from the crowd and was escorted back onto the stage. This is what you get for trying to bring out all of space to Nashville.

Latham, Taylor guide New Zealand to 6-wicket win over India
The Indians are on a high after comprehensively winning over world champions Australia earlier this month. India vs New Zealand first ODI is important for skipper as his 200 ODI appearance for India .

Hardik Patel's key aides join BJP
The issues, Hardik Patel has been stressing on include reserrvation for Patidars, farm loan waiver and job creation. Immediately after joining the BJP, the Patel aides targeted their former leader and were all praise for the BJP.

Vijay's Mersal leaked online on the day of release
Mohammed Riyas said: "We can not understand why the BJP is so antithetical to cinema dialogues critical of its government". The actor has been panned for his dialogues in the film that takes a dig at GST and Digital India .

Mariah Carey's Los Angeles home burglarized
They managed to "trip" a silent alarm, but Carey's security team didn't realize anything was wrong until 6 or 7 the next morning. Mariah Carey has joined a growing number of Los Angeles celebrities who have had their Los Angeles-area homes burglarized.

At least 10 dead in Kabul Shiite mosque attack
Sectarian tensions have raged for some time between members of the Sunni and Shiite denominations of Islam. Dozens of people have been killed in two separate attacks at Shia mosques in Afghanistan.

Volvo unveils Polestar model in China, looks to rival Tesla 3
Polestar will build a network of brand-specific retail spaces for those that do want a physical vehicle browsing/buying experience.