Sgt. La David Johnson's Widow: Trump's Phone Call 'Made Me Cry'

Tabitha Dunn
October 24, 2017

Myeshia Johnson, who has now been slandered by the president, too, would surely rather be left alone.

John McCain weighed in on the war of words over President Donald Trump's handling of a phone call to an Army widow as she was grieving over the loss of her husband Army Sergeant La David Johnson.

Johnson said she was distraught over Trump's alleged oversights during the call, which came as the Johnson family and Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Florida, who is a friend of the family, rode in a limo to receive Johnson's body from Dover Air Force Base.

Johnson also said that during the conversation Trump could not remember her husband's name.

"What he said was - yes the president - said that he knew what he signed up for, but it hurts anyways".

He said: 'It stuns me that a member of congress would have listened in on that conversation. He couldn't remember my husband's name. She described Trump as "stumbling on my husband's name - that's what hurt me most".

"That hurt me the most because if my husband is out here fighting for our country and he risks his life for our country, why can't you remember his name?" "He was an awesome soldier". "It made me cry even worse". "La David Johnson, and spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation!" he tweeted.

Johnson said Monday that Wilson's account was accurate. In return, Wilson told the New York Times that the White House "is full of white supremacists".

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"We were appalled by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly's statements where he called Congresswoman Wilson an "empty barrel" and accused her of taking credit for securing funding for a new FBI Building in Miramar, Florida that was named after two fallen FBI agents, Benjamin Grogan and Jerry Dove".

"Whatever Ms. Wilson said was not fabricated", she said. La David Johnson was in a mentoring program for black youth in Miami that Wilson started. She was principal of a school Johnson's father attended.

Myeshia Johnson appeared to confirm Ms Wilson's assertion that Mr Trump said her husband had known what he had signed up for when joining the military.

She added, "I think that he has to admit what he did was incorrect in terms of the speech he mischaracterized".

Sgt Johnson's mother, Cowanda Jones-Johnson, told the Washington Post that Mr Trump "did disrespect my son". "That's my brother and I love my brother and I know he love my sisters".

Kelly "basically just lied on me" to divert attention away from Trump, Wilson said Sunday. "I don't know what's in that box", she said.

When host George Stephanopoulos asked if she had anything to say to the President, Johnson was direct.

Other reports by Guamnewswatch

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