Posted by: maboulette | October 23, 2017

Widow Speaks Up for the First Time


The widow of fallen U.S. soldier killed in Niger was on Good Morning America, speaking for the first time since his death and the following media firestorm over President Trump’s “insensitive” phone call. Myeshia Johnson, widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, explained to George Stephanopoulos that on that phone call, “the president said that ‘he knew what he signed up for, but it hurts anyways’ and it made me cry because I was very angry about the tone in his voice and how he said it.” She continued: “He couldn’t remember my husband’s name. The only way he remembered my husband’s name because he told me he had my husband’s report in front of him and that’s when he said La David. I could him flipping papers on his desk trying to find the report with my husband’s name and that hurt me more since if my husband is out here fighting for our country and he risks his life for our country, why can’t you recall his name?”

Rep. Frederica Wilson

Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL), a family friend and mentor of the soldier’s, famously overheard the call and told the media it was “insensitive,” leading to an ongoing feud with the White House, in which Trump called her a “liar.” Johnson finally addressed that spat, telling ABC: “Whatever Ms. Wilson said was not fabricated. What she said was 100 percent correct… Why would we fabricate something like that?”

Speaker phone

Also, Ms Wilson could not help hearing the phone call because the family and her were in auto going to meet Johnson’s body at the airport.  The call was on the speaker phone so that the widow could hear it – and everyone else in the car.



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