White-colored House slams lawmaker’s ‘disgusting’ critique of Trump’s call to soldier’s widow

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White House slams lawmaker's 'disgusting' criticism of Trump's call to soldier's widow

The White Home wouldn’t deny on Wednesday that will President Trump told the widow of Army Sgt. La Jesse Johnson that the fallen soldier “knew what he signed up for” â€? but it was willing to accuse the Florida congresswoman who delivered it to America’s attention associated with politicizing the exchange.

“I think it is appalling what the congresswoman has done and the way that she has politicized this issue,” White-colored House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters Wednesday afternoon.

“This was a president who loves our country very much, who has the greatest level of respect for men and women in uniform and wanted to call and offer condolences to the family,” she continued. “And I think that to try and create something from that like the congresswoman is doing is frankly appalling and disgusting.”

On Tuesday mid-day, Trump spoke on the phone along with Johnson’s pregnant widow, Myeshia Manley, and the families of the three other Eco-friendly Berets killed in an ambush within Niger on Oct. 4. Based on Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., who had been with Johnson at the time of the call, Trump spoke “sarcastically” when he stated the 25-year-old soldier “knew what he signed up for.”

“How could you say that to a grieving widow?” Wilson told a Miami television train station shortly after their conversation. “And he said it more than once. I said this man has no feelings for anyone. This is a young woman with child who is grieved to her soul.”

Myeshia Manley collapses over the flag-draped casket associated with her husband, Army Sgt. Una David Johnson, upon its introduction in Florida on Tuesday. (Screenshot: ABC Miami)

Johnson’s mother, Cowanda Jones-Johnson, told the Washington Post that will Wilson’s account was accurate.

“President Trump did disrespect my son and my daughter and also me and my husband,” Jones-Johnson said.

Early Wednesday, Trump disputed Wilson’s account, claiming he previously “proof.”

“Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof),” Trump tweeted. “Sad!”

Sanders was asked what “proof” Trump had and whether there was recordings of the conversation.

“No, but there were several people in the room from the administration that were on the call, including the chief of staff, John Kelly,” Sanders said. “The president’s call, as recounted by multiple people in the room, believe that the president was completely respectful, very sympathetic and expressed the condolences of himself and the rest of the country. I don’t know how you can take that any other way.”

Trump’s response to the soldiersâ€? deaths has come under intense overview this week following a Rose Garden push conference in which the president falsely stated that former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush failed to call families of fallen soldiers.

“If you look at President Obama and other presidents, most of them didn’t make calls,” Trump said. “I like to call when it’s appropriate, when I think I’m able to do it.”

White House push secretary Sarah Sanders listens to some reporter during a press briefing upon Wednesday. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

On Wednesday, Trump refused to clarify the particular remarks â€? and in the process he or she invoked White House chief associated with staff John Kelly’s dead kid, who died while serving within Afghanistan in 2010.

“There’s nothing to clarify,” Trump said in a Fox News Stereo interview. “I think I’ve called every family of somebody that’s died, and it’s the hardest call to make. And I said it very loud and clear yesterday. The hardest thing for me to do is do that. Now, as far as other representatives, I don’t know. I mean, you could ask Gen. Kelly did he get a call from Obama. You could ask other people. I don’t know what Obama’s policy was. I write letters, and I also call.”

Sanders said that Trump plus Kelly had spoken several times given that he made those remarks, which the chief of staff was “disgusted by the way that this has been politicized — and that the focus is on the process and not the fact that American lives were lost.”

“I think he is disgusted and frustrated by that,” Sanders added. “If he has any anger, it is towards that.”

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