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Myeshia Johnson confirms rep. Wilson's version of phone call

Posted by on Oct. 23, 2017 at 8:28 AM
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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 “hurt” 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 ABC’s 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 “knew what he signed up for.”

“Whatever Ms. Wilson said was not fabricated, what she said was 100 percent correct,” Johnson said. “Why would we fabricate something like that? … I was very angry at the tone of his voice and how he said it.”


Trump has been embroiled in a weeklong controversy over the phone call, after wrongly claiming last week that his predecessors don’t 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 soldier’s 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 husband’s name.

“He told me he had my husband’s report in front of him, and that’s when he actually said ‘La David,’ ” Johnson said. “I heard him stumbling trying to remember my husband’s name, and that was hurting me the most.”

Asked if there was anything she’d like to say to Trump, Johnson said she has “nothing to say to him.”

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http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/356661-gold-star-widow-confirms-lawmakers-account-of-phone-call-from-trump
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Debmomto2teens
by Ruby Member on Oct. 23, 2017 at 8:30 AM
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Are we surprised?
jessilin0113
by Ruby Member on Oct. 23, 2017 at 8:33 AM
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I'll hold my breath until the apology is forthcoming. Please wake me up when I inevitably pass out. 😋

Quoting Debmomto2teens: Are we surprised?
Sparkles4Lui
by Ruby Member on Oct. 23, 2017 at 8:38 AM
"He told me he had my husband’s report in front of him, and that’s when he actually said ‘La David,’ ” Johnson said. “I heard him stumbling trying to remember my husband’s name, and that was hurting me the most.”

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.
PamR
by Ruby Member on Oct. 23, 2017 at 8:39 AM
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How long before the Twitter attacks begin?

EDIT:  I can answer my own question - it's already begun!

jessilin0113
by Ruby Member on Oct. 23, 2017 at 8:45 AM
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Sure, buddy. What's HER name?? I've only ever seen him call her the woman, or the wife, or the widow...

Quoting PamR:

How long before the Twitter attacks begin?

EDIT:  I can answer my own question - it's already begun!

3gr8tKids
by Bronze Member on Oct. 23, 2017 at 8:47 AM

Was there really any doubt? Certainly not on my end.

-Celestial-
by Pepperlynn on Oct. 23, 2017 at 8:52 AM
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.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5008459/Army-Green-Beret-s-widow-speaks-Trump-call.html?ito=social-facebook
PamR
by Ruby Member on Oct. 23, 2017 at 8:56 AM
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Character.

He should shut up.  He should not get into a back and forth with the widow of a fallen soldier.  And yet....

Quoting jessilin0113:

Mobile Photo

Sure, buddy. What's HER name?? I've only ever seen him call her the woman, or the wife, or the widow...
Quoting PamR:

How long before the Twitter attacks begin?

EDIT:  I can answer my own question - it's already begun!


coolmommy2x
by Platinum Member on Oct. 23, 2017 at 8:58 AM
I saw that he felt the need to tweet a reply, not surprising since he has to have the last word but I hope this is the end of the story.
Luvnlogic
by Platinum Member on Oct. 23, 2017 at 8:59 AM
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This falls under the “if someone says you hurt them, you don’t get to tell them you didn’t”. Regardless of intent, it felt dismissive and caused them pain. Say sorry, no ifs, ands, or buts. Simply “it wasn’t my intention, I apologize for causing you pain”. 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, you’d think they’d want their pres to make a marked and definite departure from participating in it.
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