Trump Slammed For Telling Grieving Pregnant Widow Of Fallen Soldier 'He Knew What He Signed Up For' During Phone Call

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Trump Slammed For Telling Grieving Pregnant Widow Of Fallen Soldier 'He Knew What He Signed Up For' During Phone Call

POTUS tweeted he has "proof" he never said the "insensitive" remark.

Published October 18, 2017

After telling reporters he was letting "a little time pass" before reaching out to the families of the four soldiers killed during an Ambush in Niger, President Trump finally made the phone calls.

However, during a call to the pregnant widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson, Trump allegedly said the soldier "knew what he signed up for...but when it happens it hurts anyway."

According to U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), Trump told widow Myeshia Johnson the remark during a phone call that lasted about five minutes. 

"Yeah, he said that," Wilson told Local 10 News. "So insensitive. He should have not have said that. He shouldn't have said it." 

Johnson leaves behind a two-year-old son and a six-year-old daughter. His widow is six-months pregnant with their third child and she emotionally draped her body over his casket when it arrived at Miami International airport.  

  1. After speaking to reporters, Rep. Wilson tweeted Trump lacks the 'empathy' and 'grace' needed to be president
  2. However, Trump went on the Twitter defensive and said he has 'proof' he never made the comment
  3. Although he has yet to provide proof and continues to get slammed for making the comment

    Eventually, Johnson's mother, Cowanda Jones-Johnson, told the Washington Post she was in the car during the call and she confirms the account. 

    "President Trump did disrespect my son and my daughter and also me and my husband," Jones-Johnson told The Post via Facebook Messenger.

    When asked if Wilson's details of the conversation between the president and the family were correct, she simply replied: "Yes."

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: AP/REX/Shutterstock)

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