The pregnant widow of U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson broke her silence in an appearance on “Good Morning America” on Monday, claiming that President Donald Trump didn’t seem to remember her husband’s name during a now-infamous phone call he made to her.
Myeshia Johnson’s husband was among four soldiers killed in Niger this month; she said that Trump’s call angered and upset her, corroborating claims made by Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) — accusations that kicked-off a firestorm last week.
“I heard him stumbling on trying to remember my husband’s name, and that’s what hurt me the most because if my husband is out here fighting for our country and he risked his life for our country why can’t you remember his name,” Myeshia Johnson told “Good Morning America. “That’s what made me upset and cry even more because my husband was an awesome soldier.”
Watch some of her remarks — including her statement that Wilson was “100 percent correct” — below:
— GeorgeStephanopoulos (@GStephanopoulos) October 23, 2017
Johnson also said that the government refused to let her see her husband’s body after his death — and that she was never permitted to look inside the casket. Watch all of Johnson’s remarks here:
— Good Morning America (@GMA) October 23, 2017
You can read the entire transcript here.
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
Trump once again pushed back against this account, tweeting, “I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, and spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation!”