Donald Trump has made a lot of unsubstantiated claims in his lifetime. He has claimed to make countless charitable contributions that have never been confirmed. He's said again and again that he has the best words, even though he most certainly does not. And now, Trump has told the American public that he has definitive proof — that's the word he used: proof — that he did not tell a fallen soldier's widow that "he knew what he signed up for."
Well, the "proof" is in.
Sgt. La David Johnson was an American soldier killed in an October 4 ambush in Niger.
USASOC identifies fourth soldier killed in Niger. Sgt. La David Johnson of Miami Gardens, Florida. #abc11 https://t.co/G3JXEobU8k— Morgan Norwood FOX 46 (@Morgan Norwood FOX 46)1507398265.0
Congresswoman Frederica Wilson overheard Trump's phone call with Myeshia Johnson.
.@RepWilson, who rode w/ Sgt. Johnson's widow, said she heard part of call w/ Pres. Trump; "He must've known what h… https://t.co/KHD87fZfjq— Michael Spears (@Michael Spears)1508283857.0
Of course, Donald Trump took to Twitter to claim the congresswoman was lying about the phone call.And in a significant parenthetical, he claimed to have proof that Wilson totally made up those insensitive comments (which would have to be a completely diabolical, heartless plan on the congresswoman's part). But the "proof" is in. What does Trump have that will prove his innocence in all this?
Nothing. He has nothing, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders admitted it.
Analysis: Sarah Huckabee Sanders just admitted Trump’s "proof" doesn’t exist https://t.co/sLclVIWlFt— The Washington Post (@The Washington Post)1508360061.0
Congresswoman Wilson also said that Trump kept referring to Johnson on the phone call as "your guy," seeming to indicate that he didn't even know the fallen soldier's name.
Sanders says Rep. Wilson's comments on Trump's condolence call are "appalling", despite Johnson's mother confirming… https://t.co/ZwzI8bIueg— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin)1508354207.0