Widow of Fallen Soldier Speaks Out About Trump Phone Call
The widow of fallen soldier U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson, Myeshia Johnson, speaks out about her condolence phone call with President Trump. According to ABC News, Johnson was 1 of 4 soldiers killed in Niger this month. The phone call made headlines with when it was reported that Trump said "he knew what he signed up for." Now Johnson, who is pregnant said that "I was very angry."
Johnson describes the call while sitting down on Good Morning America:
"I had Master Sgt Neil put his phone on speaker so my aunt and uncle could hear as well, he [President Trump] goes on to say that he knew what he signed up for but it hurts anyways. It made me cry because I was very angry at the tone in his voice and how he said it. 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. If my husband is out here fighting for our country, he risked his life for our country...why can't you remember his name?"
President Trump tweeted: "I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson and spoke his name from beginning without hesitation!"
The video of Mrs. Johnson's interview is below. Our thoughts and prayers are with her.
*video courtesy of YouTube, Picture courtesy of ABC News*