Family of slain sergeant says Trump showed "disrespect"

Family of slain sergeant says Trump showed

Wilson said Trump told Johnson's widow that her husband "knew what he signed up for.but when it happens it hurts anyway".

President Trump at a news conference with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday in the Rose Garden at the White House.

Johnson, along with Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright, Sgt. Bryan Black, and Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson, responded to reports of a raid in Niger only to be ambushed by a group known as Islamic State in the Greater Sahara.

However, press reports claimed the U.S. president told the grieving widow that Johnson had "known what he signed up for".

Wilson said she was riding in a limousine with Johnson when the president called, and said she heard the conversation on speakerphone.

"Yes the statement is true", Jones-Johnson said. "I was in the auto and I heard the full conversation". She also told The Washington Post, "President Trump did disrespect my son and my daughter and also me and my husband". Two of Johnson's family members also confirmed that Trump made the remarks.

As CNN reported, Wilson first told the media on October 17th about Trump's comments.

"That's what he said", she added. But Baldridge said it didn't happen.

"He made the focus about him", Panetta told ABC News' Powerhouse Politics podcast on Wednesday, adding that it "really distracted from what the country ought to focus on, which is the sacrifices of those individuals and those families". The White House says that check is in the mail. Johnson, who was killed in Niger along with three other comrades, when she got a call from the president. "But I like the combination of-I like, when I can, the combination of a call and also a letter".

Johnson, who participated in a mentorship program Wilson founded in 1993, died during a mission fighting alongside Green Berets.

Wilson said on Twitter that she stood by her account of the call between Trump and Myeshia, suggesting that the president didn't even know the name of the widow.

The White House did not return a request for comment regarding what sort of proof the president has. Instead, he focused on questions about whether or not he had offered his condolences to the families of the fallen.

The president was reacting to a Florida congresswoman saying the family of Sgt. What's different is that Trump picked a political fight over who's done better to honour the war dead and their families.

Sanders said Obama did not call Kelly but it was not clear if some other form of contact was made.

"We are also praying for the two USA service members who were injured in the incident".

"Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof)".