FL Rep: Trump Told Gold Star Widow That Soldier “Knew What He Signed Up For

A Florida lawmaker claims President Trump told the widow of a soldier killed in Niger that he “must have known what he signed up for.” That’s the word according to Florida Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, who says she was riding with Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sergeant La David T. Johnson when Trump called and made the comment, which she described as “sarcastic.”

The President then reportedly added that “his death hurts anyway.” Wilson was riding with the family to the Miami airport to receive Johnson's flag-draped casket when the President got in touch. “It's so insensitive,” Wilson told reporters. “He should have not have said that.” Wilson did allow, however, that she didn’t hear Trump’s entire call with Mrs. Johnson.

Johnson was one of four U.S. Special Forces soldiers killed in an ambush in the west African nation earlier this month. The President has been under increasing pressure in recent days for his lack of acknowledgment of the troops killed along with Johnson back on October 7th. The White House has said that the President didn’t reach out or speak of the Niger ambush due to a paperwork snafu.

The Pentagon has confirmed that the other three victims of the attack were 35-year-old Staff Sgt. Bryan C. Black of Puyallup, Washington; 39-year-old Staff Sgt. Jeremiah W. Johnson of Springboro, Ohio; and 29-year-old Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright of Lyons, Georgia.

Source: ABC News

 
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