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Trump disputes Gold Star widow's account of phone call
The Hill ^ | October 23, 2017 | Mallory Shelbourne

Posted on 10/23/2017 6:57:07 AM PDT by EdnaMode

President Trump early Monday disputed the account of his phone call with a Gold Star widow, who provided a description of the call earlier that morning in an interview.

“I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, and spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation!” Trump wrote on Twitter, referencing one of the Green Berets killed earlier this month in an ambush in Niger.

Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, and spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation! 8:30 AM - Oct 23, 2017

The president’s tweet comes after Myeshia Johnson during an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America” confirmed Rep. Frederica Wilson’s (D-Fla.) description of the call.

“What he said was — yes the president — said that he knew what he signed up for, but it hurts anyways. And I was — it made me cry because I was very angry at the tone of his voice and how he said it. He couldn’t remember my husband’s name,” Johnson told host George Stephanopoulos.

Trump denied Wilson’s description of the call last week, but Johnson on Monday said the congresswoman’s account “was not fabricated.”

“Whatever Ms. Wilson said was not fabricated, what she said was 100 percent correct,” said Johnson.

“Why would we fabricate something like that?” she later added.

Wilson first provided her description of the call last Tuesday, saying Trump told the widow that her husband “knew what he signed up for."

Trump repeatedly denied Wilson's version of the call, as did White House chief of staff John Kelly during a rare appearance on Thursday at the White House press briefing.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: fredericawilson; ladavidjohnson; myeshiajohnson; presidenttrump; rodeo; trump
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It's so incredibly sad how Wilson and the left is politicizing this. There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with what Trump said!
1 posted on 10/23/2017 6:57:07 AM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: EdnaMode

“Whatever Ms. Wilson said was not fabricated, what she said was 100 percent correct,” said Johnson.

“Why would we fabricate something like that?” she later added.

https://www.gofundme.com/sgt-la-david-johnson-scholarship


2 posted on 10/23/2017 6:58:48 AM PDT by TallahasseeConservative
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To: TallahasseeConservative

Wow. Nearly $700,000.00 on the Go Fund Me page. This whole spectacle is bringing in loads of cash, unlike other Gold Star wives.


3 posted on 10/23/2017 7:00:43 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: JudyinCanada

Money, money, money!!!!!!!!!


4 posted on 10/23/2017 7:03:32 AM PDT by EliRoom8
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To: EdnaMode

Hmmmm...why would this story continue to be in the headlines...hmmmm what could it possibly be? URANIUM!!


5 posted on 10/23/2017 7:03:43 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: TallahasseeConservative

If the caller had been a democrat president and spoke the same exact words, there would have been no problems. That’s just the way it is.


6 posted on 10/23/2017 7:04:05 AM PDT by boycott
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To: Blue Turtle

Yeah the story they refuse to cover.


7 posted on 10/23/2017 7:04:10 AM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: TallahasseeConservative

Why indeed? Why did you just happen to have the rodeo clown riding with you?

The husband made the sacrifice, and yes he knew the risks.

The family and the rodeo clown are engaging in an old democrat and muslim tradition of parading the corpse for political gain.


8 posted on 10/23/2017 7:04:17 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: EdnaMode

So you make a fortune purely by fighting with Trump over your dead husband. And some of us understand that what we are observing here is pure racist and political hatred.


9 posted on 10/23/2017 7:05:49 AM PDT by Williams (Stop tolerating the intolerant.)
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I watched the interview with the widow. It is telling that she stated that she said nothing back to the president...as in he called, he made his condolence statement, and there was no feedback.

Sounds like it was a very awkward call...Trump made a call to a widow who has strong partisan feelings about him...and after he was done talking, well that was that. Very different from the other call from months ago that has been made public.

As far as remembering the name goes...there is no way Trump makes this call without a sheet of paper in front of him, with the highlights of the soldier's life, with his name right on top.

Sadly, this woman comes across as a combination of shell shocked and coached...and its really just sad.

I always like to compare how things are reported, when 'the shoe is on the other foot'...and the contrast to how the media has treated the Benghazi families is striking. Several of them state clearly that HRC told them in person 'it was a video', and are dismissed as liars by the media.

10 posted on 10/23/2017 7:06:43 AM PDT by lacrew
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Is she related to the famous Trayvon Martin witness?

“No SIR!”


11 posted on 10/23/2017 7:07:36 AM PDT by LeonardFMason (426)
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To: EdnaMode

Recycled fake news from Rodeo Clown - why bother posting this?


12 posted on 10/23/2017 7:08:49 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: LeonardFMason

Rachel Jenteal was her name.


13 posted on 10/23/2017 7:09:14 AM PDT by LeonardFMason (426)
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To: EdnaMode

He needs to start recording everything he says. The man just can’t win.


14 posted on 10/23/2017 7:10:41 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (A year in Arizona... and I haven't burst into flames yet.)
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To: EdnaMode

Why was the Congresswoman in the car?


15 posted on 10/23/2017 7:11:18 AM PDT by bray (Pray for President Trump)
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To: boycott

Of course..Just like the lack of protests in the streets or outcry from the media, when Obama was dropping drone strikes on jihadi heads.


16 posted on 10/23/2017 7:12:28 AM PDT by TallahasseeConservative
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To: JudyinCanada

Yes ma’am. That’s what this whole charade has been about.


17 posted on 10/23/2017 7:13:13 AM PDT by TallahasseeConservative
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She is lying.
Further, she is about to be EXPOSED by lots of people who are going to be digging at her past.


18 posted on 10/23/2017 7:13:45 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: bray

It was a setup.


19 posted on 10/23/2017 7:14:12 AM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: EdnaMode

The president makes the call with General Kelly and others present. Obviously he knew the names. Just maybe a phone call becomes Awkward on the receiver’s side when a democratic congresswoman is in the car listening and demanding to be given the phone to yell at the president.


20 posted on 10/23/2017 7:14:14 AM PDT by Williams (Stop tolerating the intolerant.)
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