Fallen Soldier's Widow Says Trump Call Left Her "Upset And Hurt" - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |


Fallen Soldier's Widow Says Trump Call Left Her "Upset And Hurt"

Posted: Updated:

The widow of fallen soldier Sgt. La David Johnson said Monday that Rep. Fredericka Wilson's account of President Trump's phone call to her was "not fabricated."

In an interview on ABC's "Good Morning America," Myeshia Johnson said she was "upset and hurt" after the call she received from Mr. Trump.

Johnson said that the president "couldn't remember my husband's name" and she said that "hurt me the most." She added that Mr. Trump was stumbling to remember her husband's name even though she said he had details about her husband in front of him. She said his phone call made "me cry even worse."

Mr. Trump took to Twitter Monday morning to dispute Johnson's account.

Johnson said that Wilson, a Florida Democrat, was telling the truth about the phone call she received from the president and that what she said was "100 percent correct."

Wilson had listened in on the phone call that Johnson received from the president. She had said last week that Mr. Trump told Johnson that her husband "knew what he was getting into."

Johnson's husband was laid to rest on Saturday after his funeral was held in Cooper City, Florida. Johnson died on Oct. 4 when his patrol was ambushed by about 50 extremists along the Nigerien border with Mali. Lawmakers have been demanding more information about the attack.

CBS News' Jillian Hughes contributed to this report. 

© 2017 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Special Features

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.


Breaking political news & the latest headlines from the state capitol & D.C.


See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.


Spend your money wisely with reviews of new tech gadgets & the latest news in technology.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive
Powered by Frankly
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.