Now that Myeshia Johnson, the widow of the Sgt. La David Johnson- who was killed in early October in Niger with three other U.S. servicemen- has spoken out, Donald Trump has done a very tacky move. Early Monday (10-23-17), Myeshia, who’s 6 months pregnant with her and La David’s third child, bravely did her first interview on Good Morning America.
During the interview, Myeshia was asked about the infamous phone call that Florida Congresswoman Frederica Wilson first blasted Trump about. As many of you know, Rep. Wilson revealed that during Trump’s condolence call to Myeshia, he insensitively said Sgt. Johnson ‘knew what he was signing up for…but I guess it still hurts.’ At the time, Trump blatantly denied Wilson’s claim and blasted her over it, stating “Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I Have proof). Sad!”
Recap of Myeshia Johnson’s Confirmation About Trump’s Call:
However, during Myeshia’s GMA interview, she CONFIRMED that Rep. Wilson did, in fact, make that insensitive, heartless comment to her about her husband and that she broke down to tears as a result. In case y’all missed Myeshia’s GMA interview, here’s a recap of what else she said about Trump:
Via GMA- Myeshia: “Me and my family was in the limo to receive my husband from I think it was Denver, Dover, we went to…Dover, and we was literally on the airport strip getting ready to get out and he [Trump] called Master Sergeant Neil’s phone. I asked Master Sergeant Neil to put his phone on speaker so my aunt and uncle could hear as well. And he goes on to saying his statement…
Yes the President, said that “he knew what he signed up for, but it hurts anyway.” And it made me cry ’cause I was very angry at the tone of his voice and how he said he couldn’t remember my husband’s name. The only way he remembered my husband’s name is because he told me he had my husband’s report in front of him and that’s when he actually said La David. 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. And that’s what made me upset and cry even more because my husband was an awesome soldier.”
Trump Slams Myeshia Johnson’s Reveal On Twitter
First it was Rep. Wilson, then it was La David’s mother, who both confirmed Trump’s comment. Now that Myeshia- the woman Trump was speaking directly to during that crazy phone call- has put him on blast, Trump is showing another insensitive display of his character. He took to Twitter to add insult to injury for Sgt. Johnson’s grief-stricken pregnant wife and he’s clearly blatantly lying. How would anyone know that, you ask? Because prior to now, Trump, as usual, claimed to have “proof” that Rep. Wilson was lying about his phone call to Myeshia. However, after Sgt. Johnson’s mother, Cowanda Jones-Johson, and now his wife, Myeshia confirmed Rep. Wilson was telling the truth, Trump NEVER mentioned his so called “proof” again. He did however, tweet this about Myeshia Johnson:
Many Outraged After Trump’s Response To Myeshia
It didn’t take long for many people to obliterate Trump online, after reading his response to Myeshia’s interview reveal:
Now…everybody knows damn well that in order to save face, Trump would have definitely pulled out his ‘receipts’ so he wouldn’t look like an insensitive monster for basically kicking a grieving, pregnant wife of a slain U.S. sergeant when she’s already down. But yet, Trump had nothing other than his substance-less, unproven alternative-fact-filled Twitter words to back up his claim of what he said to Myeshia Johnson.
Wonder how Trump’s White House staff members, John Kelly (Chief of Staff) and Sarah Sanders (Press Secretary) are gonna try to shimmy their way outta this one. Didn’t work the first time….probably won’t work this time either.