President Donald Trump on Monday disputed a widow's account of a condolence call he made to her following the death of her husband in Niger earlier this month.
The fight between Trump and the Miami-area Democrat began Tuesday, when Wilson said Trump told the pregnant widow of a service member killed in Niger that her 25-year-old husband "knew what he signed up for". And that's what made me upset and made me cry even more - because he was an awesome soldier'.
Frederica Wilson and Trump have traded barbs for almost a week on the controversy stemming from the President's condolence call to Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt.
His version contradicted Johnson's widow's account of their conversation last week. Asked if she had anything to say to Trump now, Johnson said, "No, I don't have nothing to say to him". 'You are putting his widow in the bad position of having to fight for her dignity when she should be concentrating on taking care of herself, her health, her two children, and the one on the way. "And it made me cry because I was very angry at the tone of his voice and how he said it". Wilson has said she overhead the call on speakerphone.
Wilson's account of the phone call was "100 percent correct", Johnson told George Stephanopoulos Monday on Good Morning America.
Johnson's GMA appearance comes during a swirling political debate over the circumstances of the death of her husband and three other U.S. soldiers in Niger.
The Senate Judiciary Committee launched an investigation into the handling of a criminal probe linked to the deal after the Hill reported the FBI had evidence that Russian nuclear officials were involved in fraudulent dealings in 2009, before the uranium deal was approved. I know my husband's body from head to toe.
Fact-checking website Snopes also noted that the post is "dated" October 17 at 3:27 p.m., about an hour before the reported time of Trump's call to Johnson. She said she also wants to know why she hasn't been allowed to see her husband's body. I don't know what's in that box. "A couple of days later is when they told me he went from missing to killed in action". It could be empty for all I know. "I heard him stumbling on trying to remember my husband's name, and that hurt me the most because if my husband is out here fighting for our country and he risks his life for our country, why can't you remember his name?"