Trump refutes widow's claim, says he spoke slain soldier's name 'without hesitation'

Christina Gregg,

President Trump on Monday morning refuted a widow's claim that he forgot her slain husband's name, saying he spoke "without hesitation" during the call.

"I had a very respectful conversation with widow of Sgt. La David Johnson," Trump tweeted. "And spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation!" 

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Widow Myeshia Johnsonconfirmed on Mondayduring an ABC News appearance that the commander in chief was struggling to remember the name of her husband, who was one of four U.S. soldiers killed in an ambush in Niger.

"I heard him stumbling on trying to remember my husband’s name," Johnson told “GMA." "And that’s what made me upset and cry even more because my husband was an awesome soldier."


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