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Brooklyn dad of soldier killed in Iraq says he hasn't heard from the White House, calls Trump 'a liar'

Posted by on Oct. 19, 2017 at 5:09 AM
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Brooklyn dad of soldier killed in Iraq says he hasn't heard from the White House, calls Trump 'a liar'

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Uvince Brooks, 58, of Brooklyn, has been upset with President Trump over not receiving a call or a condolence letter from the White House.

(TODD MAISEL/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

The Brooklyn dad of a soldier killed in Iraq two months ago blasted President Trump as a cold-hearted con artist on Wednesday.

Uvince Brooks, 58, said his family hasn't received a call or a condolence letter from the White House since 30-year-old Army Sgt. Roshain Brooks lost his life Aug. 13 to an artillery blast.

“This guy is a liar,” the distraught dad said of Trump. “When I heard what he said, it got me so mad. I called my daughter and said, ‘Can you teach me to tweet? I wanna tweet at Trump.’ That’s the only way to reach him.”

He was referring to a comment Trump made Tuesday during an interview with Fox News radio.

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“I think I’ve called every family of someone who’s died,” the President told host Brian Kilmeade.

Sgt. Roshain Brooks, 30, was killed in action in Iraq on Aug. 13, 2017.

Sgt. Roshain Brooks, 30, was killed in action in Iraq on Aug. 13, 2017.

 (PROVIDED)

“He’s lying. He didn’t contact us,” Brooks told the Daily News. “Nobody from the White House cares about my family and our grief. If they cared, they would say something to us.”

First reached by The News in August, Brooks initially declined to comment on whether any White House officials attended his son’s dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base.

Brooks said Trump’s boastful comments and reports he “disrespected” relatives of slain Army Sgt. La David Johnson on Tuesday filled him with fury. Johnson, 25, and three other American soldiers were killed during an ambush in Niger on Oct. 4.

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“I’m so upset,” the elder Brooks, a Canarsie handyman originally from Jamaica, said of Trump. “He’s a damn disgrace to the White House. I’ve been here for 17 years. Presidents George Bush and Obama, none of them behaved like this guy. This guy is a damn lunatic.”

Provided by his father Uvince O. Brooks.

Sgt. Roshain Brooks father Uvince (pictured at left next to Roshain's coffin) said, “When I listen to what the President is saying, I want to fight." 

 (EXCLUSIVE TO THE DAILY NEWS)

The grieving dad said he wished he could offer comfort to Sgt. Johnson’s pregnant widow, Myeshia Johnson, who was photographed crying over her husband's flag-draped casket on Tuesday.

“We grieve with her,” Brooks said. “I pray for her just like I pray for myself.”

According to Democratic Congresswoman Frederica Wilson of Florida, Trump compounded Myeshia Johnson's pain Tuesday when he called and said her husband “knew what he signed up for” before he was killed.

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Wilson said she was in the car with the widow and heard part of their conversation on speakerphone.

Uvince Brooks, 58, the grieving father of Army Sgt. Roshain Brooks, said, “nobody from the White House cares about my family and our grief. If they cared, they would say something to us."

Uvince Brooks, 58, the grieving father of Army Sgt. Roshain Brooks, said, “nobody from the White House cares about my family and our grief. If they cared, they would say something to us."

 (DREW ANGERER/GETTY IMAGES)

President Trump called Wilson's account “fabricated” in a Twitter post and claimed he had proof. But La David Johnson’s mother, Cowanda Jones-Johnson, told The Associated Press that Wilson’s version was accurate.

“When I listen to what the President is saying, I want to fight,” Brooks told The News. "We can't sleep at night. My wife can't sleep, and I have to stay up with her. So to hear (Trump) coming out, lying like that, it makes it even worse.”

Brooks recalled his son as a dedicated soldier who loved his country. The son completed a prior tour in Afghanistan in 2014.

“From the day that guy was born, he was a hero to me. He was my first born, my right eye. He was everything to me,” the proud father said. “He's a hero. We did a lot of things together. Losing him was almost like losing myself.”

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by on Oct. 19, 2017 at 5:09 AM
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YoYiggy
by Bronze Member on Oct. 19, 2017 at 6:38 AM
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My heart aches for that family. 😔


Trump is a BLATANT LIAR. There is NO way to excuse it.
*That* is what true disrespect to the military looks like...not taking a knee to protest injustice.
UnoDuoTres
by Gold Member on Oct. 19, 2017 at 6:53 AM
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If he wanted to get sympathy or condolences from this president, he should have been born Caucasian.

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