'Upset and Hurt': Fallen Soldier's Widow on Trump's Condolence Call

Oscar Cross
October 25, 2017

His tweet came shortly after Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt.

Staff Sgt. Bryan C. Black, 35, of Puyallup, Washington; Staff Sgt. Jeremiah W. Johnson, 39, of Springboro, Ohio; and Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright, 29, of Lyons, Georgia, were killed along with Johnson in Niger.

Myeshia Johnson, widow of Sgt La David Johnson, told ABC that the US President made her cry as "he couldn't remember my husband's name" until he looked at a report in front of him. - Myeshia Johnson, widow of Sgt.

She said after receiving Trump's call she was "very upset and hurt" and that it "made me cry even worse".

'I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt. "La David Johnson, and spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation!" he tweeted.

Wilson, who was present for the speaker phone conversation, recalled that Trump said "he knew what he signed up for, but I guess it still hurts anyway". "What she said was 100 percent correct", the widow said.

"No. I don't have nothing to say to him", she said. The White House offered no additional comment.


"What he said was - yes the president - said that he knew what he signed up for, but it hurts anyways".

Trump's broadside came a day after the White House defended Chief of Staff John F. Kelly after he mischaracterized Wilson's remarks at a 2015 Federal Bureau of Investigation building dedication and called her an "empty barrel" making noise.

Trump has disputed the congresswoman's claim, which Myeshia Johnson backed up during Monday's interview.

Myeshia Johnson said she has yet to see her husband's body and that she has not been given a straight story about how he died.

USA officials were still investigating how the sergeant, whose body was found more than a mile away from the ambush, was separated from (or left by) his team. The Pentagon is still looking at the exact circumstances of how and when Johnson became separated from the 12-member team as they were ambushed by 50 ISIS fighters. "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?" I know my husband's body from head to toe.

"They won't show me a finger, a hand". I don't know what's in that box. They won't tell me anything. It could be empty for all I know. "They told me there was a massive gunfire and that my husband, as of October 4 was missing", she said.

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