Trump to Widow: “He knew what he was signing up for”

Donald Trump did finally make a call to the family of one of the fallen soldiers killed in Niger. But maybe that was not the best idea. On Tuesday, he spoke for about five minutes with Sgt. La David Johnson’s wife,Myeshia Johnson. According toCongresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-FL), the president told the distraught widow that Johnson "knew what he was signing up for ... but when it happens it hurts anyway." Trump tweeted this morning and accused the Congresswoman of fabricating the story. Johnson's family -- including his two-year-old son and six-year-old daughter -- were at the Miami International Airport waiting for the Delta Airlines flight bringing the casket with his remains. The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department welcomed him with a water salute. The widow, who is expecting their third child in January, leaned over the U.S. flag that draped his casket. Congresswoman Wilson gave a lengthy interview with CNN this morning where she recounted her version of the conversation. See it here.

Tiffany D. Cross