The widow of Sgt. La David Johnson has broken her silence about President Trump’s controversial call to console her after her husband’s death in Niger, saying she was ‘very angry’ with the president, who made her cry and ‘couldn’t remember’ her husband’s name.
The Pentagon’s top general is acknowledging the military owes more answers to families of the American soldiers killed in an African ambush.
Speaking at a press conference, General Joseph Dunford admitted that there are still no answers to key questions beginning to be asked not only by families, but also by members of Congress.
The four Americans were killed in Nee-zher on what they apparently thought was a low-risk mission. And as those investigations continue, so does a dispute that shadows their sacrifice.
The pregnant wife of Sergeant La-David Johnson gave her response in an interview,
“I want to know why it took them 48 hours to find my husband. Why couldn’t I see my husband? Every time I asked to see my husband they wouldn’t let me.”
Myeshia Johnson met her husband when she was six, and he was just 25 when she held his funeral. This happened just a few days after the now-controversial condolence call from Donald Trump.
“I heard him stumbling on trying to remember my husband’s name, and that 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?”
The president responded to this interview on Twitter, saying he spoke her husband’s name – “from beginning, without hesitation!”, in what he describes as a “respectful” conversation.
I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, and spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2017