Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Trump, a liar, says Florida congresswoman 'totally fabricated' insulting phone call to war widow

Posted By on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 11:39 AM

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Just a few days ago, Donald Trump was caught in an incredibly dumb lie when he falsely claimed Obama and Bush didn't contact families of fallen troops. 

Now he's calling a Florida congresswoman a liar after she says he called a grieving war widow last night and said that her dead husband "knew what he signed up for."

This morning Trump tweeted that U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, of Miami Gardens, "totally fabricated" the phone call which she says she overheard while riding in a car with the widow of Sgt. La David T. Johnson, a soldier who died in Niger last month.

Notably, Trump also said he has "proof" that he never insulted the war widow, who is also pregnant and a mother of two, which is likely total bullshit considering recording a phone call without consent in the state of Florida is very illegal.

"I think it’s so insensitive. It’s crazy. Why do you need to say that? You don’t say that to someone who lost family, the father, the breadwinner. You can say, ‘I’m so sorry for your loss. He’s a hero.’ … I’m livid. He can’t even have an open-coffin funeral because his body is so messed up,” said Wilson yesterday to the Miami Herald.

Congresswoman Wilson also went on Morning Joe this morning and recounted the phone call, which her, the widow, the driver of the car, her press person, the master sergeant and the widow’s aunt and uncle listened to on speakerphone.

"She was crying the whole time, and when she hung up, she looked at me and said, 'He didn't even remember his name. That's the hurtful part,'" said Wilson on the show.

Despite the fact the widow has confirmed Wilson's story, the congresswoman hasn't commented on Trump's accusations of being a liar, and nor should she since our president has made more than 1,318 false or misleading claims in the past 263 days.


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