'Upset and Hurt': Fallen Soldier's Widow on Trump's Condolence Call

'Upset and Hurt': Fallen Soldier's Widow on Trump's Condolence Call

'Upset and Hurt': Fallen Soldier's Widow on Trump's Condolence Call

La David Johnson, one of the four U.S. Army soldiers killed in an ambush attack in Niger, gathered on Saturday at Christ the Rock Church in Cooper City to say their final farewells to the young man they consider a hero.

She said after receiving Trump's call she was "very upset and hurt" and that it "made me cry even worse".

Johnson said when the president's phone call came in to the master sergeant in the vehicle with her, she asked that it be placed on speakerphone so others could hear it.

Johnson was killed October 4 ambush in Niger along with Staff Sgt. Bryan Black, Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright and Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson, along with five soldiers from Niger.

The widow of Sgt.

Trump's broadside came a day after the White House defended Chief of Staff John F. Kelly after he mischaracterized Wilson's remarks at a 2015 Federal Bureau of Investigation building dedication and called her an "empty barrel" making noise. He excoriated Wilson for listening in on the phone call, but Johnson said Wilson was there at her behest.

In an interview on "Good Morning America" Monday, Myeshia Johnson claimed "what (Florida Democrat Rep. Frederica Wilson Wilson) said was 100 percent correct".

"Whatever Mrs. Wilson said was not fabricated". She said she had asked for the call to be put on speakerphone so relatives with her could hear. "And that's what hurt me the most, because if my husband is out here fighting for our country and he risked his life for our country", she said.

John Kelly told reporters at the White House that Trump had expressed his condolences "in the best way that he could". "And it made me cry because I was very angry at the tone of his voice and how he said it". But Johnson backed up Rep. Wilson's version of events.

Critics said the episode reflects Mr Trump's continued efforts to avoid scrutiny of his conduct in office by casting blame elsewhere.

"Congresswoman Wilson is a woman of impeccable integrity and a dedicated public servant", they said in statement. "I haven't seen him since he came home". She also said he was "a loving and caring father and husband". "I don't know what's in that box". I'm getting sick and exhausted of this so-called politician using my husband as a political platform. Wilson meanwhile urged Trump to learn Myeshia's name, and instead of doubling down on rhetoric via the Twitter war of words, the president should offer words of comfort and kindness and compassion. "I don't know anything".

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