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

U.S. Army Sgt. La David Terrence Johnson 25 was among four U.S. Green Berets killed in Niger on Oct. 4

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

Trump quickly responded on Twitter that he'd been "very respectful" and spoke the name "without hesitation". Wilson and Trump have been locked in a war of words about a phone call the president made to Myeshia Johnson.

Wilson was riding with the family of Johnson to meet the body and said she heard the call from the president on speakerphone.

Trump tweeted Wilson "fabricated" his statement and the fight escalated through the week. She stated she has nothing to say to Trump now.

The president "said that 'he knew what he signed up for, but it hurts anyways, '" Johnson recounted.

Myeshia Johnson, wife of U.S. Army Sergeant La David Johnson, who was among four special forces soldiers killed in Niger, kisses his coffin at a graveside service in Hollywood, Florida, October 21, 2017.

But Johnson offered a different version. Trump denied he said so, though Myeshia Johnson said on "Good Morning America" Wilson was "100 percent correct".

The conflict drew criticism from Sen.

She said she didn't like Trump's tone and that she broke down when Trump fumbled her husband's name.

"I need to see him so I will know that that is my husband".

She added: 'I want the world to know how great of a soldier my husband was, and a loving and caring father and husband he was to our family'. "I know my husband's body from head to toe".

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.

McCain has been pressing the Trump administration for more details of what happened during that fateful military ambush in Niger. His subsequent boast that he reaches out personally to all families of the fallen was contradicted by interviews with family members, some of whom had not heard from Trump at all.

In other tweets, Mr Trump called her "wacky" and accused her of "secretly" listening to the phone call.

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly entered the fray Thursday. She did mention during her speech that she had led a congressional effort to name the building after two fallen Federal Bureau of Investigation officials.

Video of the speech contradicted his recollection, however.

Kelly has been criticized for a refuted claim he made about Wilson to reporters.

. La David Johnson was in a mentoring program for black youth in Miami that Wilson started. Wilson was also in the auto. "Why would we fabricate something like that?" "I haven't seen him since he came home".

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