Soldier's widow: President Trump couldn't remember my husband's name
The widow of a fallen US soldier has accused President Donald Trump of failing to remember her husband's name.
POTUS phoned Myeshia Johnson to discuss the death of her husband, Sergeant La David T Johnson, who was killed in an ambush in Niger earlier this month.
Mrs Johnson, who is pregnant, spoke on US TV show Good Morning America to clarify events after Trump had been criticised over his conduct during the call by Florida Congresswoman Frederica Wilson.
Last week, Wilson had claimed she overheard Trump frequently stumbling over Sgt Johnson's name and kept referring to him as 'your guy' during the condolence call.
Wilson said Mrs Johnson wept after Trump told her "You know, he must've known what he signed up for".
Trump has vehemently denied Wilson's version of events and insists he has proof of how he claims the conversation went. The White House is yet to provide proof.
I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, and spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2017
Speaking on GMA on Monday, Mrs Johnson said: "The president said that he knew what he signed up for but it hurts anyway. And it made me cry because I was very angry at the tone of his voice and how he said it.
"I heard him stumbling [over] trying to remember my husband's name, and that's what hurt me the most. If he's putting his life on the line for the country, why can't you remember his name?
"Whatever Ms. Wilson said was not fabricated. What she said was 100 per cent correct."
Taking to Twitter on Monday, the President wrote: "I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt La David Johnson and spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation."