Did Trump’s Condolence Call Help or Hinder?
By Kayley S.
Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sg. La David Johnson, who was one of the soldiers killed in the Niger ambush that is still being investigated, went on television (Good Morning America) to reveal her point of view of what actually happened during the condolence call from Donald Trump after the death of her husband.
The picture she painted is in extreme contrast to the one of Donald Trump.
She said that he fumbled around during the entirety of the condolence call, which only worsened her grief over her husband’s death as she said that he couldn’t even seem to remember her husband’s name and without empathy informed her that her husband “knew what he was signing up for.” His tone of speech and what he said to her in the call angered her as she told George Stephanopoulos in her interview.
Donald Trump has disputed Frederica S. Wilson’s, a family friend to the Johnsons, claim of what he said in the call. Claiming that what she revealed of the private phone call was a complete lie. Ms. Johnson came out to support Ms. Wilson’s statement, saying that everything that she said about the call was “100 percent correct” and that none of what Ms. Wilson said was “fabricated.”
Donald Trump has since come forth on Twitter to say that the call between him and Ms. Johnson was “very respectful” and he said he spoke the name of Sg. La David Johnson clearly from the very beginning of the call. Since Ms. Johnson has come forth to contradict his denial of ever saying the statement “he knew what he signed up for.” He is no longer adamantly denying the initial remarks.