Published: Tue, October 24, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Slain soldier's widow explains why Trump's call made her angry and sad

Slain soldier's widow explains why Trump's call made her angry and sad

The widow also said that the military has told her little about what happened in Niger, and that she is upset that she has not been allowed to see her husband's body.

Johnson, who is expecting a daughter this January, said she's still waiting for answers regarding the circumstances of her husband's death. The fake post has circulated on hard-right conservative social media.

Unfortunately, Johnson's death has become the focus of a feud between President Trump and Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, a Florida Democrat, who spoke at Johnson's funeral.

The president "said that 'he knew what he signed up for, but it hurts anyways, '" Johnson recounted.

"It made me cry", she said.

Johnson said Monday that Wilson's account was accurate.

He has dismissed the account of the phone call given by Ms Wilson as "totally fabricated".

Ms Wilson, who was by Mrs Johnson's side during the conversation, later said the billionaire "does not possess the character, empathy or grace to be President of the United States". "The phone was on speakerphone".

She added: "Everyone knows when you go to war, you could possibly not come back alive".

Trump also called Wilson's claim Kelly made the remarks about her to keep his job "sickening".

The conflict continued Tuesday with Wilson criticizing the condolence call to Johnson.

She says she's gotten no answers from the government about how or where her husband died and says they refused to let her view his body.

"Not only does he owe me an apology, but he owes an apology to the American people because when he lied on me, he lied to them", Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) said Sunday morning on MSNBC.

Trump has disputed the congresswoman's claim, which Myeshia Johnson backed up during Monday's interview.

Trump denied the second claim in a tweet.

Myeshia Johnson was escorted inside by an Army officer, and the entire immediate family all wore white to the ceremony, with red roses pinned on their chests to signify the 5000 Role Models of Excellence, the local program credited with turning around his life.

"I need to see him so I will know that that is my husband".

White House chief of staff John Kelly told a story to show Wilson as a self-aggrandizing attention-seeker which was later shown to be inaccurate on key facts; White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders described her as "all hat and no cattle" during a press briefing (Wilson is known for the colorful cowboy hats she wears); and President Trump over the weekend described her as "wacky" as he sent a series of tweets. Kelly said that he instructed Trump about what to say to grieving soldiers families after his own son was killed in Afghanistan in 2010.

John Kelly told reporters at the White House that Trump had expressed his condolences "in the best way that he could".

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