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Trump on the defensive, denies "insensitive" claim

2017年 10月 19日 Thursday - 01:47

President Trump denied accusations Tuesday by Democratic Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, that he told the widow of a fallen serviceman that her husband ''knew what he was getting into''. Colette Luke has more.

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President Trump denied claims by Florida Congresswoman Frederica Wilson who said that the president told the widow of fallen soldier Sgt. La David Johnson, that her husband 'knew what he was getting into'. Colette Luke has more. Trump denies 'insensitive' call to fallen soldier widow (SOUNDBITE) PRESIDENT TRUMP DENYING ACCUSATIONS "Didn't say what that Congresswoman said, didn't say it at all." President Trump, on the defensive..denying claims by a Florida Congresswoman that he told the widow of fallen soldier Sgt. La David Johnson, that her husband quote; knew what he was getting into. (SOUNDBITE) PRESIDENT TRUMP CONTINUES TO DENY ACCUSATIONS "Did not say what the Congresswoman said and most people aren't too surprised to hear that." (SOUNDBITE) REP. FREDERICA WILSON SAYING: "I was in the car when president Trump called. Florida Congresswoman Frederica Wilson says she heard President Trump's call to Myeshia Johnson, Army Sgt. La David Johnson's widow on Tuesday. He was one of four Green Berets killed in Niger earlier this month. Congresswoman Wilson was traveling with his widow as she went to collect his body at the airport. (SOUNDBITE) REP. FREDERICA WILSON SAYING: "He never said the word 'hero' he said to the wife 'well, I guess he knew what he was getting into'. How insensitive can you be?" The president has been under fire since Monday, when he accused former President Obama of not calling the families of fallen soldiers.. (SOUNDBITE) PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYING: "President Obama and other presidents most of them didn't make calls, a lot of them didn't make calls" And then, during a radio interview, Trump brought up Chief of Staff John Kelly, who's son died in Afghanistan in 2010. (SOUNDBITE) PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYING: "I mean you can ask General Kelly, did he get a call from Obama? You could ask other people. I don't know what Obama's policy was" In May 2011, President Obama hosted a breakfast for Gold Star families, which Kelly and his wife attended. Trump meanwhile, stands by his claim about his call to Myeshia Johnson…and says he has proof to back it up.

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Trump on the defensive, denies "insensitive" claim

2017年 10月 19日 Thursday - 01:47