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Why Trump Just Accused a Grieving War Widow of Lying

Oct 25, 2017, 00:47
Why Trump Just Accused a Grieving War Widow of Lying

La David Johnson, one of four USA soldiers killed in Niger, took place on Saturday, his tragic death politicized by the president, who continues to feud with a Congresswoman who was close to the family.

"I heard him stumbling on trying to remember my husband's name, and that's what hurt me the most 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", she said.

Mr Trump has rejected the claims, tweeting that the pair had "a very respectful conversation" and he used Sgt Johnson's name "from beginning, without hesitation!" "I'm going to tell her how awesome her dad was and how a great father he was and how he died as a hero", Myeshia Johnson said Monday. Wilson has been a friend of the Johnson family for years and Sgt. Johnson was in her 5000 Role Models program that pairs African-American boys with mentors who prepare them for college, vocational school or the military.

Trump on Wednesday claimed Wilson "totally fabricated" the contents of the conversation, saying that he had "proof".

She revealed his tone made her cry and he struggled to remember her husband's name.

Trump denied the second claim in a tweet.

"Very upset and hurt; it made me cry even worse", she said, adding that she has nothing to say to the president. "What she said was 100 percent correct".

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'I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt.

Johnson, of Miami Gardens, Florida, corroborated the story of Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla. I'm getting sick and exhausted of this so-called politician using my husband as a political platform.

Johnson and three other soldiers, as well as five Nigerian soldiers, died October 4 in Niger when they were attacked by militants tied to the Islamic State. And they won't let me see anything.

"The timeline we have is the first indicator that the unit called for external support until an hour later", he said, explaining that it's unclear whether the soldiers felt they were able to handle the attack until then. "I don't know what's in that box", she said.

"Whatever Mrs. Wilson said was not fabricated". Trump said on Twitter.

"They won't tell me anything".

When Stephanopoulos asked if she believed she would get the answers to questions surrounding her husband's death, Johnson said: "If I keep pushing for them, I will".

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