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Trump rejects allegations he was 'insensitive' to soldier's widow

Trump rejects allegations he was 'insensitive' to soldier's widow
19 Oct 2017
  • President Donald Trump has rejected Democratic Congresswoman Frederica Wilson's claim that he made a fallen soldier's wife cry as "totally fabricated."
  • Wilson claims Trump told Myeshia Johnson that her husband "knew what he was signing up for, but I guess it hurts anyway."
  • Myeshia is the widow of Sgt La David Johnson, one of four special-forces personnel killed by Islamist militants in Niger recently.

  • How Trump responded
    Trump had tweeted: "Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad!"

    Wilson says she heard Trump make "insensitive" remarks
  • Wilson, who hails from Florida, said Trump called Myeishia shortly before her husband's coffin arrived in Miami.
  • She said she heard Trump's "insensitive" words to the widow on speakerphone in a limousine.
  • She said Myeishia then started crying.
  • Wilson said, "everyone knows when you go to war, you could possibly not come back alive. But you don't remind a grieving widow of that."

  • Wilson says Trump has "brain disorder"
    Wilson said Trump has a "brain disorder" and "does not possess the character, empathy or grace to be president of the United States." She said she wanted to grab the phone and "curse" out Trump but Myeishia wouldn't let her speak to the president.

    Trump criticized for not contacting slain soldiers family immediately
  • Trump had faced criticism for not immediately contacting the families of the four slain military personnel.
  • On October 16, the president said he had written to their relatives and planned on calling them soon.
  • On October 17, he falsely suggested that his predecessors, including Barack Obama, didn't call the loved ones of fallen soldiers.
  • Trump's comments led to widespread criticism.

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