Myeshia Johnson confirms rep. Wilson's version of phone call
October 23, 2017 at 8:28 AM
October 23, 2017 - 08:18 AM EDT
Gold Star widow confirms Dem lawmaker's account of call from Trump
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Sgt. La David Johnson's widow says she was âhurtâ by some of the things President Trump said to her in a phone call after her husband was killed in an ambush in Niger.
In a Monday interview with ABCâs George Stephanopolous, Myeshia Johnson confirmed the account of Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), who was in the car when the call came and publicly that Trump told Johnson her husband âknew what he signed up for.â
âWhatever Ms. Wilson said was not fabricated, what she said was 100 percent correct,â Johnson said. âWhy would we fabricate something like that? âŚ I was very angry at the tone of his voice and how he said it.â
Trump has been embroiled in a weeklong controversy over the phone call, after wrongly claiming last week that his predecessors donât call the families of fallen soldiers. Wilson responded to Trump's claims by criticizing him over his call to Johnson. Several Gold Star families have also come forward, saying that the president didn't call them.
Trump cited his chief of staff John Kelly not receiving call from then-President Obama when his son was killed. Kelly then entered the controversy, defending Trump and attacking Wilson over her description of the call, which was corroborated by the soldierâs mother.
Trump has also repeatedly attacked Wilson on Twitter in the wake of her criticism.
Johnson said in her Monday interview that the worst part of the call was realizing that the president could not remember her husbandâs name.
âHe told me he had my husbandâs report in front of him, and thatâs when he actually said âLa David,â â Johnson said. âI heard him stumbling trying to remember my husbandâs name, and that was hurting me the most.â
Asked if there was anything sheâd like to say to Trump, Johnson said she has ânothing to say to him.â
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"He told me he had my husbandâs report in front of him, and thatâs when he actually said âLa David,â â Johnson said. âI heard him stumbling trying to remember my husbandâs name, and that was hurting me the most.â
In the back of my mind, I think he did it deliberately. He's crass and obnoxious enough to do something like this. Not to mention how he does this shit stirring every time something else is going down. He's crazy like a Fox.
The president said "He knew what he signed up for, but it hurts anyway,"' Johnson recalled.
'It made me cry because I was very angry at the tone of his voice and how he said it.
'He couldn't remember my husband's name. The only way he remembered my husband's name was because he told me he had my husband's report in front of him, and that's when he actually said La David.
He should shut up. He should not get into a back and forth with the widow of a fallen soldier. And yet....
Sure, buddy. What's HER name?? I've only ever seen him call her the woman, or the wife, or the widow...
How long before the Twitter attacks begin?
EDIT: I can answer my own question - it's already begun!
This falls under the âif someone says you hurt them, you donât get to tell them you didnâtâ. Regardless of intent, it felt dismissive and caused them pain. Say sorry, no ifs, ands, or buts. Simply âit wasnât my intention, I apologize for causing you painâ. Going on the defensive and attacking the integrity of the story or the congresswoman who told it looked petty. For righties all balled up over military deaths getting politicized, youâd think theyâd want their pres to make a marked and definite departure from participating in it.