Myeshia Johnson: Outrage As Widow Of Fallen Soldier Says Trump Call “Made Me Cry Even Worse”

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Myeshia Johnson: Outrage As Widow Of Soldier Who Died In Niger Says Trump Call Made “Made Me Cry Even Worse”

The internet did not take it likely after Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt La David Johnson, revealed that her condolence call with US President Donald Trump “made me cry even worse”, speaking publicly for the first time on Monday about a call that became a national controversy.

The Gold Star widow also said that Trump forgot her husband’s name – countering a tweet in which Trump said that he “spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation!”

Sgt. La David Johnson, US soldier that was killed in action in west Africa,
Sgt. La David Johnson, US soldier that was killed in action in west Africa,

Nineteen days after her husband was killed in action in west Africa, Myeshia Johnson told Good Morning America about her call with Trump.

“Very upset and hurt; it made me cry even worse,” she said.

She said the president told her in the call last week that her husband “‘knew what he signed up for’, but it hurts anyways. And it made me cry cause I was very angry at the tone of his voice and how he said he couldn’t remember my husband’s name.

“I heard him stumbling on trying to remember my husband’s name,” she said. “And that’s what hurt me the most, because if my husband is out here fighting for our country, and he risked his life for our country, why can’t you remember his name? That’s what made me upset and cry even more.”

The internet swiftly reacted to the development.

Trouble started after Trump was asked by a reporter why he hadn’t addressed the deadly Niger mission for nearly two weeks after it occurred.

He went on to say that previous presidents didn’t always call the families of fallen service members, and invoked the death of his chief of staff’s son in commenting on the practices of President Obama following military casualties.



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