Myeshia Johnson, Soldier's Widow, Says Trump Couldn't Remember Husband's Name

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 spoke out on "Good Morning America" Monday about the death of her husband and the controversial phone call she received from President Trump. On Tuesday, Trump called the family of Sgt. Johnson and according to Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson, Trump told Myeshia Johnson that her husband "knew what he signed up for". She said his phone call made "me cry even worse".

Johnson, 25, was one of four U.S. Special Forces - or Green Berets - killed in Niger when they were attacked October 4 by militants tied to the Islamic State.

President Donald Trump on Monday said he had a "very respectful" phone conversation with the widow of a recently fallen US soldier after the soldier's widow said he failed to remember her husband's name in the condolence call.

The deal took place while Clinton was secretary of State, but her campaign and former State Department officials have said she was not involved in the approval process. Wilson and Trump have been locked in a war of words about a phone call the president made to Myeshia Johnson. "What she said was 100 percent correct", the widow said. While Trump has disputed the story - even claiming to have still-yet-to-be-produced "proof" to back it up - the White House has largely seemed to confirm that he said the things he has been accused of saying.

Johnson, who is expecting a daughter this January, said she's still waiting for answers regarding the circumstances of her husband's death.

There are now no plans for the administration to reach out to Sgt. Johnson's family again, a White House official said. "I had a very nice conversation".

The phone call between the president and Johnson has been a source of controversy for a week now, since Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., who listened in on the call, revealed details of the conversation.

"He was so offended that a woman would be - that somebody would be listening to that call", Trump continued.

"Congresswoman Wilson is a woman of impeccable integrity and a dedicated public servant", they said in statement. She also said he was "a loving and caring father and husband".

"Why would we fabricate something like that?" she later added.

His godsister, Lakia Smith, said Johnson would always come watch her at cheerleading practice. "I don't know what's in that box", she said. "The only way he remembered my husband's name because he told me he had my husband's report in front of him and that's when he actually said La David. It could be empty for all I know".

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