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>> Didn't say what that Congresswoman said, didn't say it all.>> President Trump on the defensive, denying claims by a Florida Congresswoman, that he told the widow of fallen soldier Sergeant La David Johnson, that her husband, quote, knew what he was getting into.>> I did not say what the Congresswoman said, and most people aren't too surprised to hear that.
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>> I was in the car when President Trump called.>> Florida Congresswoman Frederica Wilson said she heard President Trump's call to Myeshia Johnson, Army Sergeant La David Johnson's widow on Tuesday. He was one of four Green Berets killed in Niger earlier this month. Congresswoman Wilson was traveling with his widow as she went to collect his body at the airport.
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>> He never said the word hero. He said to the wife, well, I guess he knew what he was getting into. How insensitive can you be?>> It's a very difficult thing->> The President has been under fire since Monday when he accused former President Obama of not calling the families of fallen soldiers.
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>> President Obama and other presidents, most of them didn't make calls.>> And then during a radio interview, Trump brought up Chief of Staff John Kelly, whose son died in Afghanistan in 2010.>> I mean, you could ask General Kelly, did he get a call from Obama? You could ask other people.
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I don't know what Obama's policy was.>> In May 2011, President Obama hosted a breakfast for Gold Star Families, which Kelly and his wife attended.>> Okay, let her make her statement again, and then you'll find out.>> Trump, meanwhile, stands by his claim about his call to Myeshia Johnson, and says he has proof to back it up.