'Upset and Hurt': Fallen Soldier's Widow on Trump's Condolence Call

Anita Tucker
October 25, 2017

La David Johnson, told Good Morning America on Monday that Trump, in a condolence call, said her husband "knew what he signed up for".

"All Presidents, I believe, have elected to send letters to families of fallen soldiers", Kelly said. - Myeshia Johnson, widow of Sgt.

She said that's when Trump told her, "he knew what he signed up for but it hurts anyways". Johnson's family, who were dressed in white, openly wept over the death of the 25-year-old Army sergeant.

Trump tweeted Wilson "fabricated" his statement and the fight escalated through the week.

The CNN anchor was fighting back tears as he made an emotional plea to the president to "please stop" the abuse towards Myeshia Johnson and demanded that he apologize to her for his tweet which 'essentially called her a liar'. "And that's when he actually said, 'La David.' I heard him stumbling on trying to remember my husband's name, and that's what hurt me the most", she said.

The deal took place while Clinton was secretary of State, but her campaign and former State Department officials have said she was not involved in the approval process.

"It made me cry because I was very angry about the tone of his voice and how he said it", Johnson said.

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"Whatever Ms. Wilson said was not fabricated, what she said was 100 percent correct", the widow told ABC host George Stephanopoulos.

La David Johnson, and three other US soldiers, were killed in combat in Niger on October 4 after ISIS-linked militants attacked them, according to the Associated Press.

'And to be extremely candid, as a black man, I am always looking for role models who look like me, and the latest one I found was your husband.

Trump's broadside came a day after the White House defended Chief of Staff John F. Kelly after he mischaracterized Wilson's remarks at a 2015 Federal Bureau of Investigation building dedication and called her an "empty barrel" making noise. It could be empty for all I know. 'La David, your hero husband, was an awesome soldier, a great man, and a great American.

Trump responded to the "GMA" interview shortly after it aired, writing on Twitter that he "had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt. A couple of days later is when they told me he went from missing to killed in action".

She said it took them 48 hours to find her husband and she still hasn't been allowed to see the body.

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