MIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump told the widow of a slain soldier that he “knew what he signed up for,” according to a Florida congresswoman.

Rep. Frederica Wilson said she was in the car with Myeshia Johnson on the way to Miami International Airport to meet the body of Johnson’s husband, Sgt. La David Johnson, when Trump called. Wilson says she heard part of the conversation on speakerphone.

When asked by Miami station WPLG if she indeed heard Trump say that she answered: “Yeah, he said that. To me, that is something that you can say in a conversation, but you shouldn’t say that to a grieving widow.” She added: “That’s so insensitive.”

Sgt. Johnson was among four servicemen killed in an ambush in Niger earlier this month.

Wilson, a Democrat, said she did not hear the entire conversation and Myeshia Johnson told her she couldn’t remember everything that was said when asked it about it later.

The White House didn’t immediately comment.

Trump has been criticized for not reaching out right away to relatives of the four killed in Niger. On Monday, Trump said he’d written letters that had not yet been mailed. His aides said they had been awaiting information before proceeding.

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18 thoughts on “U. S.: Trump Says Fallen Soldier Knew What He Signed Up For

  1. Mrknowitall on said:

    Dear black people: the reason racist black people kneel during the national anthem is they are taught to racial profile & steriotipe European-Americans.blacks teach their children & grand children to hate European-Americans. Everywhere black people go,racisim is reinforced. The best off negro people on earth are living in America.

  2. #worstpresidentever!
    You just can’t make this shit up, oh wait #45 can. Just like he made up alternative fact that his predecessors never called the family of fallen soldiers.
    When I think it can’t get any worse, I wake up another day to hear something else this idiot has said. He is despicable and I’m not sure why people can’t believe he said this, he says whatever he wants when he wants. On top of that, even when it’s confirmed he said it, his minions will still support this unpatriotic, narcissistic, simple-minded asshole.

    • #45 has got to be without question, the worst resident to ever occupy the wh. EVER! What an imbecile. He’s just like one of his 71 year old racist supporters sitting at home yelling at the t.v.

  3. hoodtechie on said:

    Until I hear this story confirmed by the widow that this statement was made by president trump I am not believing it.How many times has the news media gotten statements and reports wrong only to have to retract it.We in the black community have such a hatred for president trump that we will believe any negative story about him without any proof.Rep frederica wilson is a democrat who still can’t get over the fact that Donald Trump is our president and not hillary clinton.As a veteran I am very sorry to see this soldier part of the brotherhood fall but we move on. Shame on you rep wilson (d) if this turns out to be false it just shows why you are a representative and not anything higher.So lets all just a chiil and wait for the facts to come out and be left with eggs left on our faces again because of over zealous politician trying to score political points.

  4. I would like to know verbatim what the conversation consisted of I’m very skeptical of a congress woman who seems to buy her wardrobe from from The Gap Band

  5. Mrknowitall on said:

    What is truly deplorable, demented,and in fact racist is when black racist bigot athletes take a knee to disrespect this young man. Kneeling completely disrespects every grieving widow and parent of an American soldier.

    • they are not disrespecting the flag. that’s what white people are saying. they put that spend on that.
      don’t expect to understand if you are not of a certain hue. Go listen to Eric Reid. he explains it so eloquently

  6. OMG!!!!!
    The Liar-In-Chief is one cold blooded SOB!!!!!!

    Instead of him paying his sincere condolences to this young man’s widow-he comes out his face
    with this s–t.

    This woman is already suffering. She has lost her husband. The condition of his remains
    call for a “closed coffin,” in addition, she is also expecting a child.

    Chump needs to keep his damn mouth shut.
    If he can’t say something decent-STFU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    My heart goes out to this widow and her family*

  7. He is such a deplorablle!!! When are the fake democratic leaders going to shut this shit down and say something to this fool? Why aren’t the Dems calling him out for his actions unbecoming of the office that he holds? He’s mean and hateful. He has no business being in this role of president. This country’s chickens are roosting. It’s time for this clown show to end.

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