Skip to comments.Trump disputes Gold Star widow's account of phone call
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 presidents tweet comes after Myeshia Johnson during an interview on ABCs Good Morning America confirmed Rep. Frederica Wilsons (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 couldnt remember my husbands name, Johnson told host George Stephanopoulos.
Trump denied Wilsons description of the call last week, but Johnson on Monday said the congresswomans 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.
The woman is a piece of work. But in this case, Kelly, a good man, stepped in it.
Interestingly, last night Bill Cunningham on his talk show was discussing Kelly's comments and he kept saying that Kelly was misinformed by a staffer about Wilson's speech. Apparently there is an attempt to say this wasn't first person and blame some staff person. Yet Kelly said he was there and praised Comey's speech.
Let me also say, if I was in the media and out to destroy Trump, I would encourage that he keep on doing what his is doing regarding this story.
Lol! You lost the Wilson-widow argument in spades, so now you change the subject. Haha!!
My point is not complicated. Wilson, the widow and the MSM were going to hysterically and unceasingly cover this story no matter what Trump did. Wilson is a confirmed race hustler, and this is the greatest opportunity to race bait she’ll likely ever have. She won’t let it go to waste.
The widow hates Trump and needs to pump up that gofundme acct. She’s in till the last dog dies.
The MSM has rabidly, hatefully, obsessively tried everything else. For them this is like an oasis in the desert for travelers dying of thirst. They will beat this drum till their arms fall off—and nothing Trump does will make it any worse.
Except for your Trump hate, I wouldn’t have to explain any of this. It’s painfully obvious to anyone not sympatico with the Trump-hating press.
Wilson is everything you claim. And Trump just keeps spoon feeding the story. Again, if I was in the media and if I was out to destroy Trump, I couldn’t ask for more.
Trump haters have zero tolerance for even the slightest mistake on the part of Trump and his allies. If Kelly misspoke at all, then in the eyes of Trump haters he may as well have orchestrated the Niger ambush himself. These are people with an ax to grind. The least error from the Trump camp gives them the opening they so desperately crave. Sad but true.
Bol!!! Yes, all Trump has to do to silence the Trump-hating race hustlers is to ignore them.
Maybe, but I think that Wilson's face is not who the dems want voters to see. Couldn't be much worse than making GWB the face of the anti-Trump campaign though.
You’re forgetting. You’re looking at it from a conservative point of view. She has no chance with you (or me) To the dems and her constituents, Wilson is nothing more than a hero now. As she said, a rock star.
True, people who believe cnn like her but I don’t think she (with help from Maxine Waters) has made a good impression on voters who are neither far right nor far left.
In here district, I don’t think that matters. Now with regard to the general nation, it could matter. It would have definitely mattered had not turned this into a circus and given it life longer than necessary.
Ignoring negative media coverage worked wonders for Bush.....
Widow and gal pal Whacky Wild Wilson were together in a car on the way to meet the plane bringing home the widow’s husband from abroad.
During that drive time was when President Trump made the call and was able to reach the woman.
If widow didn’t want to hear from the president she had her opportunity to say so.
All widows and family are contacted and asked if they will receive a phone call from the president. The calls are arranged.
This was a dirty trick played against the president. The Widow is probably a BLM activist certainly a Democrat and has a relationship with wacky Wilson.
Disgustiing behavior on the part of the widow to say she would accept the call and make herself available to receive it. She is a Trump hater. Period.
Exactly. All Bush had to do was ignore the media smears, and like magic they stopped.
I didn’t see it, but the widow appeared on some talk/morning show today. Someone who watched the segment reported that Ms. Johnson said she put Trump on speakerphone and listened, but refused to answer him a single word. Can you fathom that? She accepted the call solely so that she and Wilson could use it against Trump (and to make $).
FW: the freeper pantywaists are out in droves today. Actually, I’ll correct that - the Never Trumpers are out today.
You said it! They have convinced themselves that Trump made a mistake. That is catnip for their inner kitties; they can’t resist.
Meanwhile the Democrat party has a new face. She wears sequins and weird cowboy hats, and race baits like a female Al Sharpton.
Yeah, that’ll win back the white working class Democrats who thumbed their noses at Hillary and voted Trump.
Sure it will. Any minute now.
And she puts enough paint on her face to actually be a rodeo clown.
Today, a freeper said that the president actually LIED about the widow. He would not back off it; he doubled down.
James Woods tweeted that Wilson dresses like a saloon hooker. Iow, perfect as the new face of the Democrat Party.
I didn’t see Trump get accused on this site of lying about Ms. Johnson. What, did he claim she was NOT trying to hit a million with her gofundme acct?
Yup. It was extremely frustrating how Bush never fought back.
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