Myeshia Johnson, Gold Star widow, discusses President Trump’s condolence call – The Washington Post

Weeks after her husband was killed in action in Niger, the widow of Sgt. said she is still seeking answers to two questions that haunt her: Why couldn’t President Trump remember her husband’s name during a condolence call, and why has her family not been provided with the details surrounding her husband’s death?

Making her first public comments since speaking with Trump last week, Myeshia Johnson told “Good Morning America” on Monday that Trump stumbled recalling her husband’s name and told her that her husband “knew what he signed up for.”

“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?” she said.

Trump on Monday disputed Johnson’s account, characterizing his conversation with her as “very respectful.”

On the program, Johnson said she has “nothing to say” to President Trump, whose condolence call pulled the grieving widow into the center of a national controversy.

“Very upset and hurt; it made me cry even worse,” Myeshia Johnson said about her conversation with the president. She added that she was angry with Trump’s tone and that she “didn’t say anything. I just listened.”

She also had questions about how her husband’s body went missing for 48 hours.

“He went from missing to killed in action,” Johnson said. “I don’t know how he got killed, where he got killed or anything.”

 

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