Donald Trump denies making insensitive remarks to widow of soldier killed in Niger

Donald Trump denies making insensitive remarks to widow of soldier killed in Niger

The US President is reported to have told the grieving widow 'he knew what he signed up for'

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Donald Trump has denied making insensitive remarks to the grieving widow of a man killed in Niger. 

The US President has called the wife of soldier David Johnson, Myeshia, to honour her loss. 

Johnson and three other soldiers were killed in an ambush by suspected Islamic State militants. 

However, press reports claimed the US president told the grieving widow that Johnson had "known what he signed up for."

This was according to acongresswoman Frederica Wilson, who was reportedly in the car with Myeshia when the President called.

Donald Trump denied this, and in a new statement made in the White House, he blasted Wilson, claiming she had fabricated the entire story and only a "nice conversation" had occurred.

Despite this, the mother of David Johnson, Cowanda Jones-Johnson, stood by Wilson's account of the conversation, claiming Trump had disrespected her son.