Grieving aunt of slain US Special Forces hero, Sgt La David Johnson, who was killed in Niger ambush slams President’s ‘heartless and disgusting’ remarks to his widow.
The grieving aunt of slain US Special Forces hero Sgt. La David Johnson has branded President Trump’s alleged remarks to his widow as ‘heartless and disgusting’.
Trump has denied reducing pregnant mother-of-two Myeshia Johnson to tears by saying her husband ‘knew what he signed up for’ during a telephone call to offer his condolences.
But Katrina Johnson, 42, believes her family’s account of the conversation and says Trump’s supposed comments are a grave insult to her patriot nephew.
‘La David was a hero who died fighting for this country. He loved doing what he was doing. He sure as hell didn’t sign up to be disrespected,’ she said in an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com.
‘That’s not something Trump should tell anyone, let alone a grieving widow. I’m not just talking about my nephew, there were three other people who died with him.
‘These people are not robots, they all have grieving families too. I’m hurt, upset, disgusted – we are just gonna say the President is an S.O.B and leave it at that.’
Sgt. Johnson, 25, and three other Green Berets were killed October 4 by Islamist militants while on patrol in the African nation of Niger.
Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright, Sgt. Bryan Black, and Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson were also killed by the fanatics, thought to be linked to ISIS.
Trump’s reported remarks were shared by Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson, who says she was listening in on speakerphone when Myeshia took the President’s call on Tuesday while driving to Miami International Airport to meet his repatriated body.