Trump tweets 'I have proof' on insulting a fallen soldier
President Trump called the widow of Sgt La David Johnson and insulted her husband with a very insensitive remark according to the Democratic lawmaker, Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla. Trump apparently challenged Wilson's claim in a tweet Wednesday and we all know this will not be supported by any proof.
President Trump told the widow of one of the U.S. service members who was killed in an ambush by Islamic State-linked militants in Niger earlier this month that the soldier knew "what he signed up for, but I guess it still hurts," during a phone call Tuesday, according to a Democratic lawmaker.
Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., said she overheard the conversation Trump had with Army Sgt. La David Johnson's widow, Myeshia Johnson, as they traveled together to meet Johnson's body in Miami.
Trump apparently challenged Wilson's claim in a tweet Wednesday:
Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2017
Wilson, in an interview on CNN minutes after Trump's tweet, rejected the president's claim, saying "I have proof, too." Wilson said other members of Johnson's family and others also heard parts of the conversation on speaker phone.