It’s now day 8 of Donald Trump disrespecting a Gold Star family once again.
Myeshia Johnson spoke to Good Morning America about the now infamous phone call from Donald Trump regarding her husband’s death that Johnson says was insensitive and hurtful.
Myeshia’s husband, Sgt. La David Johnson, was killed in action in Niger on October 4 of this year.
Here’s part of Johnson’s interview today.
“[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
Myeshia Johnson, widow of Sgt. La David Johnson: “Whatever Ms. Wilson said was not fabricated. What she said was 100% correct.” pic.twitter.com/sS5zmkDwAF
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 23, 2017
Of course, rather than let this all go and be presidential, Trump had to fire back via Twitter this morning basically calling Johnson’s widow a liar.
I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, and spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2017
Other folks on Twitter had some thoughts on the issue as well:
What you wish he’s say but never will: “I’m sorry if I my words came across in ways I never intended. All of us grieve with and for you.” https://t.co/IRhFgJ9zSS
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) October 23, 2017
With Myeshia Johnson’s interview, that appearance by John Kelly looks even more grotesque now.
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) October 23, 2017
As a military veteran, I never thought I’d see the day when a widow and patriot like Myeshia Johnson is insulted by a Commander-in-Chief.
— Charles Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) October 23, 2017
Oops, typo — you misspelled “as Sgt. La David Johnson is laid to rest today, a grateful nation thanks his family for their sacrifice.” https://t.co/vJ9afQL4ZR
— shauna (@goldengateblond) October 21, 2017
It was only a matter of time before you started fighting with widows. Shameful, undignified, and demented. https://t.co/k18X2tKLJA
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) October 23, 2017
It’s hard for me to believe that you want to continue to torture this poor woman and her family. Let it go @realDonaldTrump
— Ed Asner (@TheOnlyEdAsner) October 23, 2017
Trump remains focused on his feelings rather than those of fallen soldier’s widow https://t.co/H82PUJxjXm
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) October 23, 2017
And there you have it. The president is now publicly accusing Gold Star widow Myeshia Johnson of lying.#IBelieveMyeshia pic.twitter.com/3g99azLlwz
— Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) October 23, 2017