Sgt La David Johnson: soldier at the center of dispute over Trump remarks | US news | The Guardian

Shortly before Johnson’s body arrived at Miami airport on Tuesday, his wife Myeshia Johnson received the condolence call during which Trump reportedly told the grieving widow her husband “knew what he was signing up for, but I guess it hurts anyway”.The comments, vigorously denied by Trump, were made public by Florida congresswoman Frederica Wilson who had been in the car with Johnson’s widow. Wilson’s description of the call was later backed up by the slain soldier’s mother, Cowanda Jones-Johnson, who also heard the call on speaker phone.“President Trump did disrespect my son and my daughter and also me and my husband,” Jones-Johnson told the Washington Post.According to Wilson, Trump was unable to to recall the name of the fallen soldier during his conversation with Johnson’s widow.“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 told MSNBC.“It was horrible. It was insensitive. It was absolutely crazy, unnecessary. I was livid.”

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