Donald Trump angrily refutes telephone claim by US soldier David Johnson's widow

Donald Trump angrily refutes grieving widow of Niger soldier's telephone call claim on Twitter

Myeshia Johnson said on Monday a condolence call from the President had made her feel worse

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Donald Trump has fired the opening salvos of a new Twitter war by angrily refuting claims made by a grieving widow. 

Myeshia Johnson lost her husband - Sgt. La David Johnson - in an attack in Niger by suspected Islamic State militants in early October. 

She received a conciliatory call from the US President, but Trump's choice of words has been the subject of media speculation after he reportedly told her Johnson had "known what he signed up for." 

Myeshia herself spoke out out on Monday (October 23) to say the call from Trump had made her feel worse because of what he said, in addition to apparently stumbling when he tried to remember the soldier's name. 

The widow made her comments to ABC's Good Morning America, and within an hour, the US President had refuted the claim. 

He posted the following on Twitter: 

The reports about Donald Trump's words to Myeshia Johnson began circulating after a congresswoman, Frederica Wilson, made the claims to the US Press.

Wilson claims she was party to the conversation and clearly heard the remarks.