Last week, Donald Trump attacked U.S.Representative Frederica Wilson on Twitter after she accused him of telling the widow of a fallen soldier, via a brief phone call, that her husband “knew what he signed up for.”
Florida congresswoman Wilson was in the car with the Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Green Beret Sgt. La David Johnson, when Trump called and claims she heard the entire conversation. The Washington Post reports Myeshia Johnson cried after the brief five minute phone call: “He didn’t even remember his name,” Johnson said to Wilson.
After Trump repeatedly attacked Wilson’s character over the weekend, calling the congresswoman a liar, “wacky, and a “disaster,” Myeshia Johnson broke silence this morning to confirm the testimony of Representative Wilson: “Whatever Ms. Wilson said was not fabricated. What she said was 100% correct.” She also reiterated that Trump did not remember her husband’s name during the phone call.
Myeshia Johnson, widow of Sgt. La David Johnson: "Whatever Ms. Wilson said was not fabricated. What she said was 100% correct." pic.twitter.com/sS5zmkDwAF
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 23, 2017
Myeshia Johnson to Trump: “If my husband is out here fighting for our country…why can’t you remember his name?” pic.twitter.com/8Zn1D4zPuE
— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) October 23, 2017
Trump couldn’t resist refuting Johnson, claiming the compete opposite shortly after her appearance on ABC News: “I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, and spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation!”
I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, and spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2017
Sgt. Johnson’s mother, Cowanda Jones-Johnson, was also in the car during the call from the White House. Her account of events confirms what Wilson and Myeshia Johnson have said. “President Trump did disrespect my son and my daughter and also me and my husband,” she told the Washington Post last week.
And yet, Trump’s numerous Twitter posts insist that both the widow and mother of a fallen Army Special Forces sergeant, as well as a Florida U.S. Representative respected by Republicans, are all lying.
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