President Donald Trump told the widow of a fallen soldier that the deceased Green Beret “knew what he signed up for” during a phone call on Tuesday.
The New York Post reported that Rep. Frederica Wilson confirmed that Trump talked to the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson for five minutes one day after the president slammed Barack Obama for supposedly not calling the families of fallen soldiers.
“They were astonished,” Wilson said. “It was almost like saying, “You signed up to do this, and if you didn’t want to die, shouldn’t have signed up.”
Wilson said that the widow, Myeshia Johnson, said nothing to Trump during the conversation aside from “thank you” at the end of it.
Earlier in the day on Tuesday, Trump defended his false claim that Obama didn’t call Gold Star families by telling reporters to his chief of staff if Obama had called him after his son was killed in Afghanistan.
“You could ask General [John] Kelly, did he get a call from Obama?” a defiant Trump said, referring to his son, the late 1st Lt. Robert Michael Kelly, 29.
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