In Unhinged Twitter Rant, Trump Denies Making ‘Insensitive’ Comments To Widow Of Slain Soldier
On Wednesday morning, President Trump went on a wide-ranging Twitter rant, touching on subjects as disparate as Hillary Clinton, taxes, the NFL, and reports that he made the widow of a Green Beret killed in Niger cry.
“Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof),” Trump wrote on Twitter.
Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2017
Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) revealed to CNN that President Trump told the young widow of a U.S. serviceman killed in Niger, “Basically… he knew what he signed up for, but I guess it still hurt.” Wilson called Trump a “sick man.”
The body of Sgt. La David Johnson was returned to the Miami area yesterday. The Miami Herald said the congresswoman “heard the call [to his widow] on speakerphone in the car.”
Trump did not specify what that proof was. A White House official said Tuesday the conversations the President has with families of fallen service members are “private.”
Trump also lashed out at the NFL: “The NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our national anthem,” he tweeted. “Total disrespect for our great country!”