Dem Rep. Frederica Wilson: "Insensitive" Trump Told Soldier's Widow He "Knew What He Signed Up For"


On Wednesday's broadcast of MSNBC's Morning Joe, Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) recounted an "insensitive" phone call President Trump made to the widow of a U.S. armed service member killed in Niger. In the condolence phone call to Sgt. La David T. Johnson's widow Myeshia, Trump reportedly said the Army soldier "must've known what he signed up for."

"He was almost like joking," Wilson told Morning Joe. "He said, well I guess you knew he something to the fact that he knew what he was getting into when he signed up. But I guess it hurts anyway."

"You know just matter of factly that this is what happens. Anyone who is signing up for military duty is signing up to die. And that's the way we interpreted it. And it was horrible. It was insensitive. It was absolutely crazy unnecessary. I was livid," she said.

"She was in tears. She was in tears. And she said, he didn't even remember his name!" Wilson said about the widow.

Trump responded to Wilson in a tweet Wednesday morning: "Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad!"

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