'Upset and Hurt': Fallen Soldier's Widow on Trump's Condolence Call

U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson is wheeled to the hearse after the viewing at the Christ the Rock Community Church

La David Johnson said the phone call she received from President Donald Trump before meeting her husband's body at Dover Air Force Base made her more upset as the president struggled to remember her spouse's name.

Trump gave a half-hearted condolence call to the widow, according to Wilson, who said she heard the exchange on speakerphone. "She was crying the whole time, and when she hung up the phone, she looked at me and said, 'He didn't even remember his name.' That's the hurting part", Wilson said during an interview with MSNBC. Asked if she had anything to say to Trump now, Johnson said, "No, I don't have nothing to say to him".

Johnson said she was at Dover Air Force Base in DE, on the air strip ready to receive her husband's body, when the call came from Trump to the master sergeant accompanying her. Johnson asked that the call be put on speaker, so her family could hear. She also claimed Trump didn't remember her husband's name. "And it made me cry because I was very angry at the tone of his voice and how he said it".

The escalating political mud fight has overshadowed the grief of Mrs Myeshia Johnson and the heroism of her dead husband, Sergeant La David Johnson, who gave his life for his country.

Johnson's other sister, Angie Ghent, said after the funeral service, that his reputation for being the "Wheelie King" is what she will hold on to.

The White House later said he had spoken to the families of those killed in Niger but did not say when. "A video of Congresswoman Wilson's comments on that day has been released, and it provides indisputable proof that she never made any of the statements of which General Kelly falsely accused her".

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Wilson and Trump have traded barbs for almost a week on the controversy stemming from the President's condolence call to Johnson. But Johnson backed up Rep. Wilson's version of events. She wants to know why it reportedly took 48 hours to find his body - and even questioned if it's really him in the coffin.

"He was so offended that a woman would be - that somebody would be listening to that call", Trump continued. "I don't know what's in that box".

She said she was present during the call and stood by Ms Wilson's account of what was said. "I don't know anything".

"They won't tell me anything".

His godsister, Lakia Smith, said Johnson would always come watch her at cheerleading practice.

She added, "They won't tell me".

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