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Dotard kept referring to slain soldier as 'your guy' to pregnant widow

Dotard kept referring to slain soldier as 'your guy' to pregnant widow

"I didn't say what that congresswoman said, didn't say it at all".

"If you are the leader of the free world, if you are president of the United States and you want to convey sympathy to a grieving family, a grieving widow, you choose your words carefully", she said.

Sanders said she doesn't know if Trump warned Kelly before bringing that up in an interview, but adding that the White House chief of staff is "disgusted" by the politicization of Trump's phone calls to the families of fallen service's members.

On Tuesday the president called Johnson's widow, Myeshia Johnson, and promptly forgot her husband's name. "To me that is something that you can say in a conversation, but you shouldn't say that to a grieving widow", Wilson told WPLG in Miami.

Despite this, the mother of David Johnson, Cowanda Jones-Johnson, stood by Wilson's account of the conversation, claiming Trump had disrespected her son.

Obama and George W. Bush - saddled with far more combat casualties than the roughly two dozen so far under Trump - did not call all those soldiers' families, either, but both did take steps to write, call or meet bereaved military families.

Trump started the storm this week when he claimed that he alone of US presidents had called the families of all slain soldiers. (SOUNDBITE) PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYING: "President Obama and other presidents majority didn't make calls, a lot of them didn't make calls" And then, during a radio interview, Trump brought up Chief of Staff John Kelly, who's son died in Afghanistan in 2010.

"I didn't say what that congresswoman said.




A lot of them didn't make calls", Mr Trump had said.

It was shortly after that tweet that Johnson's mother told The Post via Facebook Messenger that Wilson's account of the conversation was accurate.

The president's response shocked him.

U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter Wednesday denying that he told the widow of a U.S. soldier killed in an ambush that "he knew what he signed up for...but when it happens it hurts". "Just a letter saying "I'm sorry".

"To imply that President Obama was not appropriately sensitive, was not appropriately involved, was something that I was simply not going to allow to go unaddressed", Holder said.

Johnson's widow was "balled up" in the vehicle, distraught after learning she would not be able to see her husband in an open casket, Wilson said.

The calls followed Trump's claims Monday and Tuesday that his Democratic predecessor, President Barack Obama, had not often made such calls to families. He said Tuesday: "I think I've called every family of someone who's died" while suggesting past presidents had not.

Mr Kelly was the highest-ranking military official to lose a child in the Iraq or Afghanistan wars. You could ask other people.

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