Lee Hsien Loong

Trump disputes account of soldier's widow about their call, escalating week-old controversy

Trump disputes account of soldier's widow about their call, escalating week-old controversy

President Trump on Monday disputed the criticism of a soldier's widow about his call to console her, escalating a week-old controversy over the president’s belated response to the deaths of four Americans following an Oct. 4 ambush of U.S. forces in Niger.

Two days after the funeral of her husband, Sgt. La David T. Johnson, Myeshia Johnson appeared on television to describe Trump’s call last week, confirming her congresswoman’s account that Trump couldn’t remember her husband’s name and that he upset her by saying her husband “knew what he signed up for” when he enlisted in the Army.

"It made me cry because I was very angry at the tone of his voice and how he said...

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