MIAMI (AP) - The pregnant widow of a fallen U.S. soldier whose combat death led to a political fight between President Donald Trump and a Florida congresswoman says the phone call from the president left her angry and crying.
Myeshia Johnson told ABC's "Good Morning America" in an interview Monday she has nothing to say to the president. She said his phone call made "me cry even worse."
Sgt. La David Johnson and three comrades died Oct. 4 in Africa when militants tied to the Islamic State attacked them.
The war of words between the president and Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson began Tuesday when she said Trump told Myeshia Johnson in a phone call that her husband "knew what he signed up for" and didn't appear to know his name, an account later backed up by Johnson's aunt.
"I need to see my husband. I haven't seen him since he came home." - widow of Sgt. La David Johnson says she hasn't been allowed to see body pic.twitter.com/2SM55xZfLf— Good Morning America (@GMA) October 23, 2017
"[Pres. Trump] couldn't remember my husband's name. ... That's what hurt me the most." - Myeshia Johnson, widow of Sgt. La David Johnson pic.twitter.com/px5io2RbJB— Good Morning America (@GMA) October 23, 2017
"[I am going to tell her] how he died as a hero." - Myeshia Johnson, widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, on what she will tell her new daughter pic.twitter.com/ZFKYP2ofqv— Good Morning America (@GMA) October 23, 2017