Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson caused a lot of unnecessary drama on Wednesday morning with her unsupported claims that President Trump disrespected the widow of a fallen soldier during a private phone call on Tuesday.
It’s important to point out that the fact that President Trump took the time to call this woman already shows how much he cares about America’s Gold Star families. Trump has made sure to contact every family of any fallen soldier during his first term as President.
On Tuesday, President Trump made private calls to the families of four US soldiers who were killed recently in Niger.
But, now that Democrats are not able to criticize him for not calling the families, they are attacking him for what he allegedly said to the families. These Democrats are DISGUSTING!
Rep. Frederica Wilson blasted Trump on mainstream media on Wednesday morning accusing him of telling the widow that her husband “knew what he signed up for … but when it happens it hurts anyway.” Both Trump and the White House have vehemently denied this claim.
Wilson has said she is not politicizing anything, yet she has gone on numerous mainstream media outlets so far, telling them all that Trump is a “sick man.” And that he’s “cold-hearted and he feels no pity or sympathy for anyone.”
Here comes the KARMA!
After her tirade on the media, Wilson got a follow-up call from ABC News where her story seemed to change. She began referring to Trump’s words as what he “basically” said, rather than what he definitely said. And near the end of the interview, she even admits that she “didn’t hear the entire conversation” and that she “just can’t remember everything that [Trump] said…”
So she is slamming our President for “basically” saying something that she may not even remember entirely… Do you see something WRONG here?
The White House responded to her accusations by assuring America that “the president’s conversations with the families of American heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice are private.”
This lying congresswoman’s career should be ENDED after this harmful stunt. People like Frederica Wilson have NO place in our political system.
Trump digs in over call to soldier’s widow: ‘I didn’t say what the congresswoman said’
Donald Trump dug in on Wednesday as his comments about fallen soldiers spiralled into the second major dispute of his political career with a bereaved military family.
Speaking to reporters in the White House, Trump contradicted the accounts of Sgt La David Johnson’s mother and a Florida congresswoman, who were in the car with the soldier’s widow, Myeshia Johnson, when Trump called her. They listened to the conversation on speakerphone.
Both women said the president told Myeshia Johnson that her husband, who was killed in an ambush in Niger two weeks ago, “knew what he signed up for”.
But Trump said: “I didn’t say what that congresswoman said. Didn’t say it at all – she knows it. I had a very nice conversation with the woman, the wife, who sounded like a lovely woman.”
Earlier, Trump had claimed in a tweet that he had “proof” that congresswoman Frederica Wilson’s account was a fabrication.@realDonaldTrump:Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad!
When asked by reporters about this alleged “proof”, Trump simply said twice: “Let her make her statement again.”
Wilson promptly tweeted to say she stood by her account. She wrote: “I still stand by my account of the call b/t Donald Trump and Myeshia Johnson. That is her name, Mr Trump. Not ‘the woman’ or ‘the wife’.”
Trump’s remarks came after the soldier’s mother, Cowanda Jones-Johnson, spoke to the Associated Press via Facebook message to say she was in the car and heard the phone call. “The statement is true,” she said.
Jones-Johnson added that “not only did he disrespect my son” but Trump was disrespectful to her son’s widow. Jones-Johnson said she did not record the conversation.
Congresswoman Wilson said she travelled with Myeshia Johnson and Cowanda Jones-Johnson on the way to Miami international airport to receive the body of La David Johnson when Trump called, and heard the conversation.
When asked by Miami station WPLG if she indeed heard Trump say he “knew what he signed up for”, Wilson 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.”
Wilson told CNN: “The president evidently is lying, because what I said is true.”Escalating the criticism of the president, Wilson said: “He doesn’t even know how to sympathize with people. We’re grieving. This is a grieving community. It’s disgraceful for him to even tweet about this. And as I say, this gentleman has a brain disorder and he needs to be checked out.”
This is not the first time Trump has quarrelled with a grieving military family – something once considered unthinkable for a leading politician.