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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.


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To: miss marmelstein

One more thing. If—and almost with 99 percent certitude, WHEN—the other person becomes irrational, do not continue to use facts and logic. Facts and logic are useless against irrationality.

At that point resort to non-personal mockery. I.e.: laugh at the irrationality itself, not the person. This is the tactic they truly cannot tolerate. Some of them would be happy to waste your time forever—but they are NOT happy at seeing their efforts publicly mocked. It drives them crazy.

Also, there are a few bona fide antisocial sociopaths out there. Once you’ve identified a person as such, it’s best just to avoid them. Their whole purpose is to be 1, noticed, and 2, nasty. It’s not even productive to mock such a person; being resolutely ignored bothers them far more. Fortunately, most people aren’t malignant sociopaths.


161 posted on 10/24/2017 10:00:32 AM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Inernet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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