Last week, Trump reportedly had one of the worst phone calls of all time. In a call meant to bring comfort to military widow Myeshia Johnson, Trump apparently told her that her husband "must've known what he signed up for." As you can imagine, that didn't bring much comfort. This morning, Myeshia Johnson appeared in a television interview and revealed what actually happened during the now infamous phone call.
Sgt. La David Johnson was one of four men killed after an ambush took place in the country of Niger.
He was 25 years old. His wife Myeshia is currently pregnant with the couple’s third child.
Last week, Johnson’s remains were brought back to U.S. soil.
While Johnson's family waited to receive the remains, President Trump called Johnson's widow to pay his respects. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson overheard the call. She later claimed the president had completely botched it.
According to Johnson, Trump told Myeshia that her husband “must’ve known what he signed up for.”
Trump adamantly denied that he said anything of the sort. He even claimed to have proof that he hadn’t said it. Of course, that claim ended up to be false. He had no proof.
This morning, Myeshia Johnson appeared on Good Morning America to share what really happened when Donald Trump called her.
She confirmed that Trump said of her husband, “he knew what he signed up for, but it hurts anyway.”
“It made me cry,” she said. “I was very angry at the tone of his voice and how he said it…He couldn’t remember my husband’s name. The only way he remembered my husband’s name is because he told me he had my husband’s report in front of him and that’s when he actually said La David. I heard him stumblin’ on trying to remember my husband’s name 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?”
Trump took to his favorite method of communication to once again deny the claims.
He claims that he knew Sgt. Johnson’s name and didn’t hesitate at all in speaking it.
Honestly, at this point, it’s just becoming exhausting. First Trump is claiming that a respected U.S. congresswoman is a liar, and now a grieving widow is a liar, too?
If you’re wondering who to believe in this situation, we’ll give you a hint: It’s not the person who has been caught lying repeatedly about basically everything.
“Whatever Ms. Wilson said was not fabricated. What she said was 100% correct,” Johnson said in the interview. “Why would we fabricate something like that?”