Trump Fights Back After Backlash Over Call to Soldier’s Widow


Source: Reuters

President Trump has fought back on Twitter after receiving backlash over a telephone call he made to a slain soldier’s widow.

U.S. representative Frederica Wilson alleges the President called the bereaved widow of one of the soldiers killed in Niger, only to tell her “he knew what he was getting into.”

Myeshia Johnson was in a car on her way to the airport where her husband, Sgt. La David Johnson’s, remains were being flown home. According to CBS Miami democratic representative Frederica Wilson was in the car with her when President Trump called.

“I was in the car when President Trump called,” Wilson told the news station. “He never said the word hero. He said to the wife, ‘well I guess he knew what he was getting into.’ How insensitive can you be?”

Trump took to Twitter to fight back against the allegations, writing, “Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad!”

Congresswoman Wilson responded to the tweet on CNN’s New Day saying, “Well, I don’t know what kind of proof he could be talking about. I’m not the only person that was in the car. And I have proof too. This man is a sick man. He’s cold hearted and feels no pity or sympathy for anyone. This is a grieving widow, a grieving widow who is six months pregnant…She has two other kids. Two-years-old and six-years-old. And when she actually hung up the phone and looked at me and said he didn’t even know his name. Now, that’s the worst part.”