Skip to comments.Trump was insensitive in call to widow - soldier's mother
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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It is a lie.
The MSN’s favorite word is missing....
It was really insensitive of him to tell the heros 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?
Insensitive. Codewords from liberal demz
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.
Yeah because Trump is famous for hating the military.
How many times does this Fake News have to be posted? And with no comment?
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 (20112013)
Profession: Educator, politician
Spouse: Paul Wilson (m. 19631988)
Children: Lakesha Wilson, Nicole Wilson, Paul Wilson
Looks like a liar to me.
Trump hates black people, blah blah blah
We have a winner. You are exactly right.
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.
“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.
I am sure pressure is being brought to bear on her and don’t be surprised if the wife is getting it also
I hope Trump releases the recording of the conversation and ends this nonsense ASAP.
Didn’t Hillary, demturds and the MSM already establish that partisan mothers are not be believed?
I suspect the mother is being manipulated by Democrat Nevertrumpers.
The widow hasn’t confirmed which means it didn’t happen.
More fake news.
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.
Drudge says no recording...
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