"Very Angry" Military Widow Slams Trump As President Disputes Phone Call

Tyler Durden's picture

The feud between President Donald Trump and the family of a green beret who was killed in Niger earlier this month when his unit was ambushed by Al Qaeda is escalating to absurd new heights.

Over the weekend, Democratic Congresswoman Frederica Wilson demanded an apology from Chief of Staff John Kelly during an appearance on AM Joy, accusing him of deliberately misrepresenting her remarks at a dedication ceremony for a new FBI field office a few years back. And now, the widow of La David Johnson – the soldier who was killed – is speaking out in a wide-ranging interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America.

In a wide-ranging interview, Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, spoke out on "Good Morning America" about her husband's death during a mission in Niger while also sharing her account of President Trump’s controversial condolence call.

During the interview, Johnson corroborated Wilson’s account of the call, specifically that Trump struggled to remember Johnson’s name, and that she felt his tone came across as “disrespectful.”

GS: There are also a lot of questions about the phone call you received from President Trump. I know you were in a car to the airport. Tell us what happened next.

 

MJ: Me and my family was in the limo to receive my husband from I think it was Denver, Dover, we went to...

 

GS: Dover.

 

MJ: Dover, and we was literally on the airport strip gettin' ready to get out and he called Master Sergeant Neil’s phone. I asked Master Sergeant Neil to put his phone on speaker so my aunt and uncle could hear as well. And he goes on to saying his statement as what he said was...

 

GS: The president...

 

MJ: Yes the President, said that he knew what he signed up for, but it hurts anyway. And it made me cry cause I was very angry at the tone of his voice and how he said he couldn’t remember my husband’s name. The only way he remembered my husband's name is because he told me he had my husband’s report in front of him and that’s when he actually said La David. I heard him stumblin' on trying to remember my husband’s name and that’s what hurt me the most, because 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. And that’s what made me upset and cry even more because my husband was an awesome soldier. He did what it take other people like five years to do in three years. So imagine if my husband was here now. It took my husband three years to make E-5 -- it takes other soldiers five to six years just to make E-5. So if he was here now he woulda been on his way to bein' the E-6 or E-7. My husband had high hopes in the military career.

 

GS: What did you say to the President?

 

MJ: I didn’t say anything I just listened

 

GS: But you were upset when you got off the phone?

 

MJ: Oh very, very upset and hurt. Very it made me cry even worse.

 

GS: Congresswoman Wilson reported that and you explained she was in the car with you.

 

MJ: Yes.

 

GS: She’s been close with your family for a long time?

 

MJ: Yes. Ms. Wilson, my uncle-in-law was Ms. Wilson’s elementary school principal and my husband was in her 5,000 role model program that’s why she’s well connected with us because she’s been in our family since we were little kids.

 

GS: The President said that the congresswoman was lying about the phone call.

 

MJ: Whatever Ms. Wilson said was not fabricated. What she said was 100 percent correct. It was Master Sgt. Neil, me, my aunt, my uncle and the driver and Ms. Wilson in the car, the phone was on speaker phone. Why would we fabricate something like that?

 

GS: Is there anything you’d like to say to the President now?

 

MJ: No. I don’t have nothing to say to him.

 

GS: Your little girl’s going to be born in January.

 

MJ: Yes January 29th.

 

GS: What are you gonna tell her about her dad?

 

MJ: I’m gonna tell her how awesome her dad was and how a great father he was and how he died as a hero.

 

GS: Words she’s gonna love to hear Myeshia thank you for sharing your story this morning.

 

MJ: Thank you.

Shortly after the transcript of the interview was published online, President Donald Trump doubled (tripled?) down on his version of events in a tweet, saying he had a “very respectful” conversation with Johnson’s widow and “spoke his name without hesitation.”

Of course, the controversy surrounding the phone call has overshadowed questions about the mission in Niger, like why it took two days for the Army to track down Johnson’s body. Details about the ambush, where it happened, who was responsible and what happened to the soldiers, have been closely held by the Pentagon, though some lawmakers are pushing for an investigation.

Rep. Wilson, meanwhile, has been pushing to politicize the attack by referring to the incident as “Trump’s Benghazi”.

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Yuri Bezmenov's picture

liar liar pants on fire

Yuri Bezmenov's picture

"Gentlemen, comrades, do not be concerned about all you hear about Glasnost and Perestroika and democracy in the coming years. They are primarily for outward consumption. There will be no significant internal changes in the Soviet Union, other than for cosmetic purposes. Our purpose is to disarm the Americans and let them fall asleep. We want to accomplish three things:

One, we want the Americans to withdraw conventional forces from Europe. Two, we want them to withdraw nuclear forces from Europe. Three, we want the Americans to stop proceeding with Strategic Defense Initiative."

Quote by: Mikhail Gorbachev (1931- ) General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, the last head of state of the USSR (1985-1991) Date: November 1987 Source: speech to the Soviet Politburo, November 1987

Rubicon's picture

Was she kneeling when she took the call?

Billy the Poet's picture

my husband is out here fighting for our country and he risked his life for our country

 

In other words, he did know what he signed up for.

FullHedge1's picture

YYes. But pavement apes cannot be reasoned with 

strannick's picture

Listening to this teary politicized melodrama makes me shudder for America and want to go buy some silver. 

Off topic.. Was https://www.dragqueenstoryhour.org held at the Michelle/ Michael Obama library because he has a dick?

caconhma's picture

The real question:

Is Trump indeed an imbecile or is he deliberately playing a role of an idiot diverting America people attention from the real agenda of his puppeteers?

JimmyJones's picture

Or is he battling a ton of Deep state subviersives that enjoy the endless money flow their masters?  I bet this woman is lying.

fleur de lis's picture

Her husband should have avoided the military and taken a safer job at home.

It seems that some military families do not know how dangerous military work can be. 

BarkingCat's picture

He died in Niger.

Hmm, Are we at war with Niger?

Ghost of Porky's picture

She says right in the interview that Trump indeed remembered his name and that he had his name right there in front of him during the phone call.

 

Oldwood's picture

La...La...La-David? Rolls right off the tongue. 

I'm so sick and tired of every utterance, every word that comes out of Trump's mouth scrutinized and criticized and used in an attempt to discredit his intelligence or suitability to serve.

Did he call La David a CORPSMAN?

eforce's picture

Three years to make E-5? 

Didn't know casulties were that bad over there...

Oldwood's picture

Affirmative action????

BeansMcGreens's picture

This is not even about Donald Trump. This is about how black women have stripped all normal masculinity from black men, and it started with the passage of the Civil Rights Act in the 1960s. Black women don't need anyone at home, democrats have seen to that with the federal government takin over the role of the responsible father of the household.

This attention hound will not even let her dead husband have any respect.

silverserfer's picture

I'm cetian that it would not have mattered what was said or how it  was said this car full of induvidiuals would have reacted in the same manner knowing that Donald Trump was speaking to them. Victmhood at  maximum insanity level 20. Triggered!  

Sanity Bear's picture

wonder what her bank account says

fleur de lis's picture

As we all know, the military is overextended and fighting wars that have nothing to do with us.

We would all like to know how Niger affects America's security and prosperity.

Along with Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, etc.

That said, those who sign up know that the job is fraught with danger.

All military men and women need to have a talk with their families before or after joining so as to prepare them for the tragedy that might befall them.

The DC Swamp dwellers and their parasites are far more dangerous to America's prosperity than any foreign nation.

Oldwood's picture

It's an easy assumption. If we just kept our head down, minded our own business, then everything would be fine.

Too bad history has never respected the noninterventionists or pacifists. 

wafm's picture

america is at war wherever there is oil and /or a governement that aint a puppet government...

PhilofOz's picture

America is just a thug and hitman for the Rothschild crime syndicate.

jerry_theking_lawler's picture

Yes, the biggest snag to this story....why was the special forces operating in Niger?

undertow1141's picture

Boko Haram, but I am sure your too stupid to understand what I just said.

Yog Soggoth's picture

I think we are defending oil assets from some radicalized Nigerians that went mulla mulla, unless there's something I haven't heard. Oilprice.com is a better source for what's going on there. There are other types of mining in the region too.

The_Juggernaut's picture

Don't know if she's lying or not, but her body language says she is.

Hans-Zandvliet's picture

Yaaaaawn!!!

Yet another irrelevant hype about wether a president can recall the name of some soldier who died in some faraway place on some obscure mission. I don't mean any offence to him or his family, but it's Myeshia's word against Trump's, so there's not much to say about it really except endless speculations (either one could be lying/exagerating for a laundry list of possible motives).

But my point is really this: as a nation we're getting distracted (again, continuesly!) from the issues that really matter:

  • We're on the brink of nuclear war with either North Korea, Iran, Russia and/or China and nobody is taking to the streets.
  • We're on the brink of another economic, financial and/or monetary meltdown and most people aren't even aware of it.
  • US society is fragmenting under the stress of an unprecedented wealth disparity between the 1% filthy rich and the 99% generally poor, while the middle class is rapidly disappearing. That's a recepy for societal disaster and traditionally the perfect breeding ground for bloody revolutions, but this issue gets ignored by the presstitutes of the MSM.

Instead we're being spoon-fed the next non-issue to keep us distracted from what really matters.

ACP5gTG's picture

I believe the situation is serious enough to merit a special prosecutor <sarc . . . for those of you that need buttons>

wolf pup's picture

This woman clearly can't tell us what the total of 2,178 + 6,913 is.

KnightTakesKing's picture

Sadly, for many low-skilled, low-educated young men, the military is the only choice if you want a job. The globalists have destroyed the manufacturing economy in this country.

fleur de lis's picture

Close but no cigar.

Young men have been signing up for military service for many reasons.

The problem is not that they are low skilled -- that can be addressed and a skill learned that can be applied after discharge.

The problem is that our military has been used and abused by globalists and neocons for their own bankbooks.

Neither they nor their spawn have ever seen a day of combat, nor do they ever intend to do so.

Clean out the .gov abusers and the globalist abuses stop.

KnightTakesKing's picture

The problem is that our military has been used and abused by globalists and neocons for their own bankbooks.

Of course. But from the perspective of an 18 year old kid that just graduated from HS with no prospects and gets his news from CNN and FOX News, the military is the 'logical' choice. Hard to really blame 18 years olds in modern America. Blame really rests elsewhere.

Oldwood's picture

Where else are you going to get a job actually shooting people? They sue the cops and indict some of them, and usually only get to use a pistol, whereas a soldier has a vast array of weapons to choose from. Those who did poorly in school just might have spent all their time on video games. HOw much of our entertainment promotes violence if not plain old immorality?

fleur de lis's picture

So a recruit who is poor should be blocked from enlisting?

Why?

Does that mean that only someone from a more prosperous background or better school should be allowed in?

As long as he/she clearly understands the danger it is a matter of free will.

In principle I agree with you but the fault is with the system.

There are far too many warmongers in the DC Swamp who would not survive a barfight but who have access to the corridors of power and scheme to create wars and conflicts for their own gain.

They only want loot and riches and don't care who gets killed, at home or abroad.

Moron officeholders like Wilson improve nothing and only add to the pain.

The only difference between a moron "rock star" like her and the DC warmongers is that one is attracted to publicity and the other lurks in the shadows.

We could manage so much better without both sides.

It might be better to starve the beast and avoid enlistment altogether, but that is unrealistic.

There will always be standing armies, there will always be recruits, and although it is not now the case there should always be clear reasons for getting involved in foreign entanglements.

 

 

Offthebeach's picture

Well, there are like 5 black guys in the country that aren't in jail, parole, worken the baby mommas, and she had one.  So, naturally she's freeking cause lightening isn't striking twice.  So for her its back to the black male dog pen.....poor thing.

I guess the phrase, 'Its the thought that counts', escapes her.  Must be the 'thought/thinking' part.  Maybe she's pushing for a posthumous promotion and bigger payout.

E-5?  If La David has a Associates Degree from the local all black MLK Community College he could of gone in at E-4.  

I hit E-5 in 4 as a medic. Weaseled out of 82nd and on a team in 7th Group.  Liberia, Honduras,  El Salvador.  You were on your own, and never trusted any intel dweeb or supposed safe place. 

Trump was right.  La David wanted action and he got it.  Should of gone Quartermaster.  He, her all status seeking, ....reality , the other team gets a say.

We had guys shoot themselves, chutes didn't open, tanks run through sleeping infantry.  One guy in Panama, at night, landed in a tree full of snakes. Dead in minutes. 

I liked it gun/jock wise , but didn't want to be the flunky for some white board flow chart somewhere in DC for the next twenty years.  

La David got his gun. 

 

 

fleur de lis's picture

It also seems like the military is being managed by PC morons who never wore a scout uniform let alone a military one.

We have enough problems here and there is no good reason for treating service personnel like disposable toys.

It is nothing short of ghastly that Marines are guarding accursed opium crops instead of burning them, but there is far too much harvest money for the DC Swamp.

So the opium piles up and the opioid pandemic spreads.

What do our "leaders" care, their bankbooks get fatter every day.

The whole military structure needs an overhaul and a readjustment of priorities.

 

 

sparksmass's picture

I don't think she is intentionally lying, just very stupid, easily influenced, and manipulated, especially by that congresswoman.

Oldwood's picture

What do you mean by "you people" anyway?

Personally, if given the choice, I would prefer NOT to speak to blacks as I have no idea what might piss them off. Easier to simply avoid the potential conflict....which does WONDERS for race relations. We now have to cross the street when we meet them for entirely new reasons.

It's quite apparent that they don't care if they piss me off....I mean who DOES?

The Wizard's picture

On the contrary the diversion is by the idiots who first raised the issue. The diversion tactics are getting weaker and weaker.

she felt his tone came across as “disrespectful.”

Here we go again, screw any logical debate on the event, let's discuss one's feelings. They were hurt.

Bes's picture

the desperation of people to defend a fuck-wit like trump

who could give two shits about the military except

to line the pockets of the oligarchs at the top of the MIC

is pathetic

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maybe his bone-spurs were hurting and that's why it was hard to

remember the guy's name La David Johnson

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trumpflakes around here keep swallowing the orange jizz

and are too afraid to call out a draft-dodging

zionist-neocon-wall street-fed bitch

for what he is

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and the same folks lost their collective shit when obama saluted with coffee in his hand!

oh the humanity

but now trump's white house says it's incorrect to question a general!!!

wtf

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this is why America is falling apart

hypocrisy

and no one being held accountable

Billy the Poet's picture

Whom have you held accountable and what were the results? If you've failed are you feeling a bit desperate?

sparksmass's picture

What is your evidence that Trump could (it's couldn't, by the way) give two shits about the military?

Oldwood's picture

I think there is far more desperation to attack Trump than to defend him....and you sound a bit desperate.

robertsgt40's picture

I would suggest Wilson went to the Jackson/Sharpton school for pimps.

cheech_wizard's picture

She just needs to borrow a cowboy hat from the Frederica Wilson collection...

Billy the Poet's picture

That's cultural appropriation. Probably grabbed it off the head of a gay cowboy.

sparksmass's picture

She looks like a greeter for a low-rent casino for seniors, or for some cheap western themed restaurant.

Bubba Rum Das's picture

Shes an old black politician w/ an IQ of around 85, wtf do you expect?