Rep. Frederica Wilson D-FL claimed President Trump told the widow of a fallen solder, Sgt. La David Johnson: “He knew what he was signing up for, but I guess it hurts anyway.” President Trump denied the claim in a tweet on Wednesday morning: “Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad!”
Sgt. La David Johnson was among four US special service troops killed in Niger by Islamist militants this earlier this month.
“This gentleman has a brain disorder,” said the Rep. Wilson, “and he needs to be checked out.” Rep. Wilson say’s she heard the president’s “so insensitive” remarks to the widow on speakerphone in a limousine.
The full context of the conversation is not known. Rep. Wilson said that when she had asked Sgt. Johnson’s wife about the exchange, she said she could not remember.
White House official said President Trump’s conversations with the families of fallen servicemen were private.President Trump also said that he had written letters to the families of the four killed in Niger and planned to call them soon. The White House later said the president had spoken to the families, but did not say when.
The three other slain service members were: Staff Sgt. Bryan C. Black, 35, of Puyallup, Wash.; Staff Sgt. Jeremiah W. Johnson, 39, of Springboro, Ohio; and Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright, 29, of Lyons, Ga.
The same media and politicians who go out of their way to paint a false narrative about president Trump are the same people making these claims, which makes American’s question it’s credibility. Rep. Wilson is very vocal in her opinions about President Trump and here belief that President Trump should be impeached.