Gold Star widow says she was “hurt” by some of the things President Trump said to her in a phone call after her husband, Sgt. La David Johnson, 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, who was in the car when the call came and publicly said that the president 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.”
— Good Morning America (@GMA) October 23, 2017
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 Donald Trump, Johnson said she has “nothing to say to him.”
And then of course, Trump tweeted a response.
“I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, and spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation!” Trump wrote on Twitter.
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