Trump Gets Entangled in New Gold-Star Family Feud

Rep. Frederica Wilson pushes back after Trump says she's lying about convo on fallen soldier
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 18, 2017 12:13 AM CDT
Updated Oct 18, 2017 12:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – Trump the candidate had a very public feud with a Gold Star family; Trump the president appears to be embroiled in one, too. The dust-up began with a Democratic Florida congresswoman, who says President Trump told the widow of a slain soldier that her husband "knew what he signed up for." Rep. Frederica Wilson said the knowledge of the comment came firsthand: She was in the car with Myeshia Johnson when the call came in and says the call was put on speakerphone. They were en route to Miami International Airport to meet the body of Johnson's husband, Sgt. La David Johnson, who was one of the four servicemen killed in an ambush in Niger earlier this month, the AP reports. When asked by Miami station WPLG if she indeed heard Trump say that, she answered: "Yeah, he said that. To me, that is something that you can say in a conversation, but you shouldn't say that to a grieving widow." She added: "That's so insensitive." Here's what's happened since:

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