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Trump was insensitive in call to widow - soldier's mother
BBC News ^ | 18th October 2017 | bbc news

Posted on 10/18/2017 2:28:48 PM PDT by Ennis85

The mother of a US soldier who was killed in action has backed a congresswoman's claim that President Donald Trump showed insensitivity during a phone call to her son's widow. Representative Frederica Wilson said he had told Myeshia Johnson: "He knew what he was signing up for, but I guess it hurts anyway." Mr Trump said Ms Wilson's account was "totally fabricated". Sgt La David Johnson was killed in Niger by Islamist militants this month. He was one four US special service soldiers who died in an ambush. Mr Trump had already been criticised for not contacting the families of the dead servicemen right after the fatal ambush on 4 October. Sgt Johnson's mother, Cowanda Jones-Johnson, backed Representative Wilson's account of the phone call. "President Trump did disrespect my son and my daughter and also me and my husband," she told the Washington Post newspaper.

A separate case which saw Mr Trump offer money to the grieving father of a dead serviceman in a call, but allegedly not pay up, has now emerged. "He said: 'I'm going to write you a cheque out of my personal account for $25,000', and I was just floored," the father told the Washington Post. The White House subsequently told the newspaper that the cheque had been sent, saying it was a "generous and sincere gesture".

Ms Wilson, who represents a Florida district, told CNN the president's call had been made shortly before Sgt Johnson's coffin arrived by aircraft in his home city of Miami.

Ms Wilson told WPLG, a Miami TV station, she had heard the president's "so insensitive" remarks to the widow on speakerphone in a limousine. "To me, that is something that you can say in a conversation, but you shouldn't say that to a grieving widow," she said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bbc; british; england; fakenews; fallen; soldier; trump; uk; wilson
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1 posted on 10/18/2017 2:28:48 PM PDT by Ennis85
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To: Ennis85

It is a lie.


2 posted on 10/18/2017 2:29:43 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Ennis85

“Allegedly”
The MSN’s favorite word is missing....


3 posted on 10/18/2017 2:31:18 PM PDT by Kozak (DIVERSITY+PROXIMITY=CONFLICT)
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To: Ennis85

It was really insensitive of him to tell the hero’s mom that her son died because of a YouTube video. There is no excuse for that kind of lying to a destraught family member.

Or am I getting facts mixed up?


4 posted on 10/18/2017 2:33:47 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Ennis85

Insensitive. Codewords from liberal demz


5 posted on 10/18/2017 2:33:52 PM PDT by BigEdLB (To Dimwitocrats: We won. You lost. Get used to it.)
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To: Ennis85

They were disrespected? Ignorant talk from the hood.

Whatever Trump said was inoffensive and they would have loved hearing the exact same words if it had been Obama phoning them. This is a case of some black people hating Trump and going nuts. Egged on by the black Congresswoman who accompanied them.


6 posted on 10/18/2017 2:34:17 PM PDT by dennisw (Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it is enemy action.)
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To: Ennis85

Yeah because Trump is famous for hating the military.


7 posted on 10/18/2017 2:34:39 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ...)
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Erma Gawd

How many times does this Fake News have to be posted? And with no comment?


8 posted on 10/18/2017 2:34:49 PM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: Ennis85

Frederica Smith Wilson is an American politician who has been a member of the United States House of Representatives since 2011. Wikipedia
Born: November 5, 1942 (age 74), Miami, FL
Office: Representative (D-FL 24th District) since 2013
Previous office: Representative, FL 17th District (2011–2013)
Profession: Educator, politician
Spouse: Paul Wilson (m. 1963–1988)
Children: Lakesha Wilson, Nicole Wilson, Paul Wilson

Looks like a liar to me.


9 posted on 10/18/2017 2:35:27 PM PDT by x1stcav (We have the guns. Do we have the will?)
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To: Ennis85

Trump hates black people, blah blah blah


10 posted on 10/18/2017 2:36:37 PM PDT by Third Person (Without double standards the left would have no standards at all.)
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To: dennisw

We have a winner. You are exactly right.


11 posted on 10/18/2017 2:37:29 PM PDT by falcon99
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To: Ennis85

By saying he knew what he was doing he was giving them a compliment saying the soldier was Brave and not an idiot.
That was his violation. In this day and age the highest praise you can give is to make him into a hapless victim.
Trump made him into a man doing what he believed in and this idiot relative is too stupid to understand it.


12 posted on 10/18/2017 2:37:36 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ...)
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“He knew what he was signing up for”

Is one of the greatest compliments one can give to a fallen soldier.

Unfortunately soldiers can have good parents or bad parents. In this case his mother is trampling all over her son’s memory. She should be ashamed.


13 posted on 10/18/2017 2:37:39 PM PDT by Toughluck_freeper
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I am sure pressure is being brought to bear on her and don’t be surprised if the wife is getting it also


14 posted on 10/18/2017 2:41:25 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: Ennis85

I hope Trump releases the recording of the conversation and ends this nonsense ASAP.


15 posted on 10/18/2017 2:41:41 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009
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To: Yaelle

Didn’t Hillary, demturds and the MSM already establish that partisan mothers are not be believed?


16 posted on 10/18/2017 2:44:04 PM PDT by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run (GO GALT - Support Trump)
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To: Ennis85

I suspect the mother is being manipulated by Democrat Nevertrumpers.


17 posted on 10/18/2017 2:46:32 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Ennis85

The widow hasn’t confirmed which means it didn’t happen.

More fake news.


18 posted on 10/18/2017 2:56:23 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (ALL records destroyed/faked, books rewritten, statues renamed, dates altered and more.../1984)
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To: Toughluck_freeper

My Father signed up right after Pearl Harbor and spent several years in the South Pacific in some very dangerous places.
He told my Mother that he knew what he was signing up for too. And he knew what could happen. Exactly what this President who loves his military and all it’s members is quoted as saying.
My Dad made it back.


19 posted on 10/18/2017 3:02:31 PM PDT by Sasparilla ( I'm Not Tired of Winning.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Drudge says no recording...


20 posted on 10/18/2017 3:05:55 PM PDT by conservative98
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