Soldier's widow angry Trump didn't know her husband's name

Pablo Martinez Monsivais  AP

Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

The row between Wilson and Trump began October 17 when the Miami-area Democrat said Trump told Myeshia Johnson in a phone call that her husband "knew what he signed up for" and didn't appear to know his name, a version later backed up by Johnson's aunt.

The pregnant war widow of a soldier gunned down in Niger has broken her silence to speak about the phone call Donald Trump made to her in the aftermath of his death. "La David Johnson, and spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation!" he tweeted. Trump wrote on Twitter, referencing one of the Green Berets killed earlier this month in an ambush in Niger.

"It made me cry, because I was very angry at the tone in his voice and how he said it", Myeshia Johnson said, adding that the president seemed to only know her husband's name because he had a report in front of him.

"The president said that he knew what he signed up for, but it hurts anyways".

Wilson, who is close to Johnson's family and was in the auto when Trump's call came, claimed that Trump said Johnson "knew what he signed up for, but I guess it still hurts".

The escalating political mud fight has overshadowed the grief of Mrs Myeshia Johnson and the heroism of her dead husband, Sergeant La David Johnson, who gave his life for his country.

On Monday, Myeshia Johnson called Wilson's telling of the conversation "100 percent correct".

That drew an sharp rebuke from the president, who dubbed Wilson "whacky" and denied her account of the call.

Trump's tweet will do little to shut down a controversy that has swirled around the president since last week. She said she had asked for the call to be put on speakerphone so relatives with her could hear. "I had a very nice conversation with the woman, with the wife who. sounded like a lovely woman".

She said she also wants to know why she hasn't been allowed to see her husband's body.

'I don't know what's in that box - it could be empty for all I know, ' Myeshia continued.

Speaking to reporters, he said: "I did not say what she [Ms Wilson] said. Why would we fabricate something like that?"

Richard Johnson, Jr. and Cowanda Jones-Johnson attend the burial service for her son U.S. Army Sgt. Johnson said she will "tell her how awesome her dad was, what a great father he was and how he died as a hero". And Johnson said her uncle-in-law was Wilson's elementary school principal. "A couple of days later is when they told me he went from missing to killed in action".

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