Trump Contradicts Account of Conversation From Widow of Fallen Service Member

Trump Contradicts Account of Conversation From Widow of Fallen Service Member

La David Johnson, who was killed earlier this month in Niger, has broken her silence after US President Donald Trump's condolence call to her sparked controversy.

Lemon played a clip of Mrs Johnson's interview with ABC where she said she had been moved to tears with anger and frustration at the president's response.

In a tweet Monday morning, Trump described the conversation as "very respectful" and claimed he spoke La David Johnson's name from the "beginning, without hesitation!"

Wilson later told reporters that Johnson's family had taken Trump's comments as an insult.

His tweet came shortly after Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt.

President Trump said Ms Wilson's claim was "totally fabricated" and in a series of attacks on Twitter described the congresswoman as "wacky".

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Fact-checking website Snopes also noted that the post is "dated" October 17 at 3:27 p.m., about an hour before the reported time of Trump's call to Johnson. Asked why he had not spoken up earlier about the Niger ambush, in which Johnson and three other Special Forces troops lost their lives, his instinct was to attack presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama for not contacting as many families of the dead-a lie that he papered over by turning his chief of staff's own dead son into a political prop.

"Very upset and hurt; it made me cry even worse", she said, adding that she has nothing to say to the president. "What she said was 100 percent correct", the widow said.

"It made me cry because I was very angry about the tone of his voice and how he said it", Johnson said. She revealed she was not allowed to see the body of her husband, who was killed with three other US soldiers by terrorists in Nigeron October 4. I know my husband's body from head to toe. But Johnson backed up Rep. Wilson's version of events. And they won't let me see anything.

Johnson's GMA appearance comes during a swirling political debate over the circumstances of the death of her husband and three other United States soldiers in Niger.

She says she's gotten no answers from the government about how or where her husband died and says they refused to let her view his body. "I don't know what's in that box", she said. She stated she has nothing to say to Trump now.

"The questions that I have that I need answered is I want to know why it took them 48 hours to find my husband", she told Stephanopoulos.