The widow of U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson, who was among four U.S. service members killed in Niger earlier this month, expressed a mix of blame and sorrow today on "Good Morning America," saying she was "very angry" about President Donald Trump's condolence phone call and upset because she says he struggled to "remember my husband's name."
ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos spoke to Myeshia Johnson, who criticized Trump's handling of the phone call that started a firestorm of controversy.
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I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, and spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2017
President Trump lied about Rep. Wilson when she said the president told Gold Star widow Myeshia Johnson that her husband "knew what he signed up for." Trump said it was "fabricated."— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) October 23, 2017
But Johnson said it was "100%" true. Her full statement: pic.twitter.com/gBHZwzNp8n
“I was disheartened, I was shocked,” Khan says on news surrounding Pres. Trump’s allegedly disrespectful call to the widow of a solider pic.twitter.com/YdMBt2fSy1— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 23, 2017