‘He was a great guy, he was a boss’: Natasha de Alencar shared this video of her condolence call from President Trump after her husband, Army Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar, was killed in combat in Afghanistan.
Amid controversy surrounding Trump’s interaction with one Gold Star family, another widow shared her uplifting phone call with the President.
Natasha De Alencar, who tragically lost her husband, Army Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar, during his deployment back in early April, released audio footage of the condolence conversation.
‘I am so sorry to hear about the whole situation. What a, what a horrible thing – except that he’s an unbelievable hero. You know, all of the people that served with him are saying how incredible he was,’ Trump told Natasha during the exchange shared with the Washington Post.
‘Everyone tells me how great he was,’ Trump shared. ‘He was the boss … He was their friend. They all loved him.’
Natasha replied: I’m glad that you got to hear a little bit about him, sir. My husband is, to me, he was already my hero. We’ve been together 15 years, five children.’
When the mother of five went into detail discussing the successes of her children, the President inquired further, and asked about her eldest son’s scholarship and experience playing football for Missouri Valley College.
The conversation also led to the commander-in-chief offering Natasha an invitation to the Oval Office.
The seemingly pleasant interaction was filmed by one of Natasha’s children, while Trump told the widowed mother to tell the rest of her kids in the room that ‘their father was a great hero’ who he greatly ‘respected’.