Trump Denies Telling Soldier’s Widow ‘He Knew What He Signed up for’ — and Claims He Has Proof

Share on Facebook

Donald Trump has said a lot of truly horrible things. Just when you think you’ve heard the worst comment a U.S. president could ever make, he manages to exceed expectations and say something even more awful. The horrifying comments he made to a grieving widow yesterday are sure to break your heart.

Johnson was 25 years old. He is survived by a 2-year-old son, 6-year-old daughter, and his wife Myeshia, who is currently pregnant with their third child.

According to Wilson, Trump told Johnson’s widow that her husband “must’ve known what he signed up for.” “This man has no feelings for anyone,” Wilson later claimed. “This is a young woman with child who is grieved to her soul.”

Earlier this week, Trump had the audacity to claim that former presidents didn’t call the families of fallen soldiers. First of all, his claims were completely false. Secondly, what’s worse? Not calling at all, or calling only to say, essentially, “Well, what did you expect?” In the wake of Johnson’s death, a GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help with his children’s future education expenses. That’s how you respond to a tragic situation. Perhaps our president could take notes.

He even claims to have proof that he never told Sgt. Johnson’s widow that her husband knew what he signed up for.

All he has is the complete inability to filter his thoughts and a position of power that gives him opportunities to hurt people with those thoughts. A veteran named Brandon Friedman took to Twitter to explain that, in fact, Johnson did not sign up to die. His thread (included in its entirety in the following pages) is incredibly informational and moving:

(Friedman’s comments are continued on the next page.)

Ultimately, telling someone “you know what you signed up for” is the ultimate way to avoid taking responsibility when something goes wrong. Our troops need the support of the entire country — including the president. Instead, they have a Commander in Chief who shrugs his soldiers, passes the buck, and then tweets about how amazing he is.