Myeshia Johnson was traveling to Miami International Airport when she received a personal phone call from the President of the United States. The young woman was to receive the remains of her late husband, killed in action in Niger on 4 October. The remarks that Donald Trump, supposedly comforting him, shocked America. The latter assured him that her husband “knew what to expect”, explains to the Miami Herald a representative of the State of Florida present in the car. “I think he’s so insensitive, it’s crazy. What’s the need to say that?” The Democrat still surprised.
These statements came after Donald Trump assured Monday that most of his predecessors had not called the families of soldiers who had died in battle. Asked why he had not said anything about the deaths of four Special Forces soldiers killed in an ambush in Niger on October 4.
“I think I’ve called every family of someone who’s died,” Trump told Brian Kilmeade of Fox News Radio. “As far as other representatives, I don’t know. You could ask General Kelly, did he get a call from Obama?”
“I am furious. He can not even have a coffin open at his funeral because his body is so mutilated. “
This controversy adds to the controversy that Trump raised on Monday by falsely claiming that Barack Obama and most of his other predecessors had not made a phone call to the relatives of the soldiers who had died in battle.
He handed a diaper yesterday stating that Obama had not called his chief of staff, General John Kelly, after he lost his son in Afghanistan. This article from the Washington Post should convince you that Trump’s allusion should not please Kelly, who has always insisted that his son’s death should not be politicized.
On Twitter Trump accused the Democratic representative of having “completely invented” the content of his conversation with Sergeant Johnson’s widow.