President Donald Trump engaged in a public feud Wednesday with a Democratic congresswoman over her claim that he told the widow of a US serviceman killed in an ambush in Niger that “he knew what he signed up for, but I guess it still hurt.”
In denying Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson’s account of a condolence telephone call, the President created a fresh political controversy over his response to the Niger attack and his willingness to inject politics into an issue that is typically regarded as sacred by past commanders in chief.
Wilson first made the stunning claim Tuesday night, saying she was present when the call took place. Sgt. La David Johnson was among the four US soldiers killed by enemy fire in the October 4 ambush. She added on CNN’s “New Day” Wednesday morning that Trump didn’t know the name of the service member and that his widow “broke down” after her call with the President. Cowanda Jones-Johnson, a family member who raised Johnson, told CNN Wednesday that Wilson’s account of the call between Trump and Johnson’s widow, Myeshia, was “very accurate.” She said she was in the car when the call happened.
But today Sarah Sanders addressed the press to clear any issue!
According to the Hill Sarah Sanders had no time for this gross form of politics and slapped Fredrica back under the rock she crawled from.
She said there was no recording but Trump had better proof that he is right and Frederica is wrong – General Kelly.
“No,” she said about the recording, “But there were several people in the room from the administration on the call, including General Kelly.”
The she silenced the room by reminding everyone that Kelly’s son was killed in 2010 and he supported what Trump told the widow.
“General Kelly was present for the call and thought it was completely appropriate. He thought the call was respectful and he thought that the president did the best job he could under those circumstances to offer condolences on the part of the country.”
But Sarah was just getting warmed up,
“The hardest job he has is making calls like that. I think it is appalling what the congresswoman has done in the way she’s politicized this issue and the way she is trying to make this about something that it isn’t.”
She’s talking about you Fredrica. Listen up because Sarah will not tell you again,
“To try to create something from that that the congresswoman is doing is frankly appalling and disgusting.”
So proud of Sarah, she is doing an amazing job! Congressperson Wilson is a disgraceful hate-filled individual. I would call her a liar but Congressperson and Liar are synonymous.
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