President Donald Trump lashed out at Congresswoman Frederica Smith Wilson for fabricating what he said to the pregnant widow of a special ops soldier who was killed during a mission in Niger last week.
In a phone call to Myeshia Johnson, widow of Sgt LaDavid Johnson, Trump reportedly said, “[LaDavid] knew what he signed up for, but when it happens, it hurts anyway.”
Wilson, a Democrat who represents the 24th District in Miami, claims she heard the phone call to the widow, but she only quoted the first part of what he said to the grieving widow, while leaving out the second part.
“Yes, he said it,” Wilson said. “It’s so insensitive. He should have not have said that. He shouldn’t have said it.”
The news media — still reeling from the Senate investigation into Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama’s Russian bribery plot — quickly pounced on Trump.
Many news outlets published a photo of Myeshia leaning on her husband’s flag-draped casket with her 5-year-old daughter by her side.
Trump reacted to the uproar on Twitter.com on Wednesday, tweeting: “Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad!”
Myeshia has not come forward to tell her side of the story, but reporter Rick Folbaum, of CBS Miami, tweeted: “Myeshia Johnson took a call from POTUS that reportedly left her ‘livid.'”
Myeshia is expecting her third child.
Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2017
— Rick Folbaum (@RickFolbaum) October 18, 2017