Trump tweeted a denial and said he had “proof,” but to date, he has not provided any proof. He never does. Later that day, Trump expanded his denial by saying: “I didn’t say what that Congresswoman said; didn’t say it all. She knows it. I had a very nice conversation with the woman, with the wife who was — sounded like a lovely woman. Did not say what the Congresswoman said, and most people aren’t too surprised to hear that.”
Remember when Trump threatened former FBI Director James Comey with proof to refute Comey’s version of their dinner conversation? We later found out Trump never had proof. He NEVER does. President Donald J. Trump has shown himself to be a straight up liar. That’s not me throwing stones or making accusations–that’s his public record. I can’t take his word over Myeshia Johnson, the mother, the Congresswoman and the other family members who were present listening to that call in the car.
Here’s another lie told by Trump. He accused Congresswoman Wilson of “secretly” listening to his phone call with Myeshia Johnson. Here are the facts. Congresswoman Wilson is a family friend and former mentor of the fallen soldier. She said she was invited to attend to the phone call, which was heard through the cell phone’s speakerphone.
Johnson and three other U.S. soldiers — Staff Sgt. Jeremiah “J.W.” Johnson, Staff Sgt. Bryan C. Black and Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright — were killed Oct. 4 in Niger, apparently ambushed by Islamic State-affiliated militants.
For 12 days, Trump said nothing, not even a tweet, about the four Americans killed in action, and had no contact with the loved ones they had left behind. When pressed by reporters to explain his silence, Trump reacted by slandering his predecessors, mainly President Barack Obama and George W. Bush, again, falsely claiming that they, too, neglected to console the families of the fallen.