Trump Denies Telling Widow Of Soldier Killed In Niger That Her Husband Knew “What He Signed Up For”

NBC News reports:

A Florida congresswoman said that the family of a U.S. service member killed in Niger was “astonished” when President Donald Trump suggested in a phone call that the soldier “must’ve known what he signed up for.”

Rep. Frederica Wilson told NBC Miami that she heard the president’s comment to Sgt. La David T. Johnson’s widow, Myeshia, on speaker phone as they traveled together to meet his body on Tuesday.

“He said, ‘But you know he must’ve known what he signed up for,'” the Democrat recounted Trump saying more than once during the call to express his sympathy. According to Wilson, the conversation lasted somewhere from three to five minutes.

“Everyone knows when you go to war you could possibly not come back alive but you don’t remind a grieving widow of that,” Wilson said. “That’s so insensitive.”

At this writing Rep. Wilson is live on CNN furiously defending her claim about the conversation.

  • Stogiebear


  • Gene Perry

    Yes, every soldier knows “that’s what he signed up for,” but, geez, that’s not what you say during a condolence call. Lack of empathy!

  • joeyj1220

    This man is completely and totally incapable of any human feeling beyond lust and greed.

    • kelven

      With their byproducts pettiness and spite, seething jealousy and bitter animosity.

    • overandover17

      Come on! He’s capable of more feelings. You forgot gluttony, wrath, pride…

      • joeyj1220

        Where’s the serial killer of “Seven” when we need him the most?

    • Todd20036

      And I’d give long odds on the lust thing these days.

    • Christopher

      I’d add one more…hunger.

      He CLEARLY is a fan of food.

      • Jon

        I’m hoping the White House chef has found some old trans fats in a closet that he’s been frying EVERYTHING in to speed the inevitable along.

    • Uncle Mark

      I’m reminded how 4 days after the Travolta’s lost their son, the Fucking Moron “tried to comfort them” with his tales of unsuccessfully trying to seduce Mrs Travolta. In Donnie’s lil’ demented mind, he thought it was a compliment & comfort that John’s wife was both hot and loyal…and that the 63 year old lech would not hit on her anymore out of respect for John.

      The man-baby is utterly devoid of feeling or compassion beyond himself.

      • jmax

        I used to work with a guy who has Asperger’s Syndrome. When my sister was murdered, the first thing he said to me when I returned to work was, “Hey, I heard your sister croaked.” Trump reminds me of him.

  • Ziad Baaklini

    What a dotard.

  • AJD

    So where’s this proof he speaks of?

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

    Rep. Wilson says the widow “broke down” after her call with Trump, saying “he didn’t even know his name”

  • Dazzer

    He’s like a toddler. Anytime he’s caught out doing anything wrong, his first instinct is to shout out: “It wasn’t me”.

  • tbj5

    “Totally fabricated” here probably means that she has one word wrong, even if the message content is the same. But the serial liar will say Totally to make people think he means ‘entirely’.

    • tbj5

      Of course, Rep. Wilson is a woman, so the serial rapist that he is probably doesn’t care about any subtlety.

    • Skokieguy [Larry]

      More unhinged completely fabricated WTF-ism from the White House:

      [From Slate regarding NAFTA negotiations] The internal two-page White House document laid out the “Socioeconomic Costs of A Weakened Manufacturing Base” in what appear to be talking points or data points bolstering the Trump administration’s anti-NAFTA stance.

      The document, which was drafted and distributed by director of the White House Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, Peter Navarro, claims that, essentially, everything bad can be attributed to NAFTA and its impact on manufacturing in the U.S. Higher abortion rate? Check. Increases in crime, drugs, divorce, homelessness? Check Check Check.

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    Scandalously callous call made TWO FUCKING WEEKS after Green Berets were killed in an ambush and AFTER Trump blatantly lied and said Obama never called families.

    Add this to the latest Trump actions (blocking green card holders from enlisting, killing clean water regs, etc.) and it seems like Trump is trying to burn the country to the ground. Perhaps he knows the end is near for him.

    • Halou

      Presidenting is hard.
      Trump thought it would be a case of just rolling back the Russian sanctions, wasting the Secret Service budget and riding high on Obama’s legacy.

      The thought of looking out for America never crossed his mind.

      • OdieDenCO

        don’t forget enriching his coffers. biggly!

    • joeyj1220

      And Trump ONLY called the families because he was pressed on it by the media. When the reporter asked “Have you contacted the families?” Trump responded with “letters are being mailed tonight” meaning: “Thanks for reminding me…. I’ll get to that as soon as I can”

      • Dazzer

        He’d never use the world “Thanks”

        • joeyj1220

          True… more of a “awww fuck, this cuts into my golf plans”

      • Halou

        He only commented on “porto rico” when pressed to.

    • charemor

      The end can not come soon enough, I am getting damned sick and tired of saying every day “just when you think he can’t go any lower, he does”.

  • ceeenbee

    Put up or shut up shitgibbon.

  • Sam_Handwich
  • JoeMyGod

    I’ve added clips of Rep. Wilson’s appearance on CNN just now to this post.

    Refresh to see them.

  • greenmanTN

    The only way he has proof is if he’s recording all phone calls or is recording conversations in the Oval Office. How…Nixonian.

    If his “proof” is one of his staffers saying “I was there and he totes didn’t say that,” that ain’t proof of anything because those fuckers lie at the drop of a hat to protect Dennis The Orange Menace.

    • clay

      If he had proof, he would have simply released it with his statement / chirp.

      • greenmanTN

        I’m convinced all his off hours Tweets are either done on the toilet or hiding under a blanket so Kelly won’t know he’s awake and tweeting, so maybe he couldn’t get to the “proof” right then. He probably thinks the See N Say Bannon gave him records things too.

        • BearEyes

          shouldn’t sessions be the other end?

        • Jon

          The cow says: Shazoooooooo

      • Steve Heath

        He will share his proof “in just a few days”

        • Rambie

          After the audit is finished

        • clay

          Phyllis Schlafly is real close to achieving orgasm,
          Pat Robertson is nearly ready to save West Africa from blood diamonds,
          and the check is in the mail.

    • Charlie 2001

      Tapes can be edited, especially to remove parts of it.

      • Librarykid

        Remember Nixon’s 18 minute gap and Rosemary Woods’ demonstration of the contortions she went through to “accidentally” kill the power to the recorder?

        • TuuxKabin

          The position she held for 18 minutes.

          • David Walker

            Thanks. I’d forgotten the headline. Love it.

          • JCF

            One of the great magazine covers of all time!

          • TuuxKabin

            And such a guffaw. I had it blown up to poster size for anti Nixon rallies, ‘Rosemary Woods’ home stretch.’

  • TrueWords
    • carrot festival

      Sitting on American flags at football games silly. Priorities!

    • Kruhn

      It wasn’t a callous woman doing the forgetting, it was a manly, American man who harnesses women, ya dig? /s

    • Pluto Animus

      Does anyone know how many games of golf Trump managed to play between the sergeant’s death and that awful phone call?

      I think that’s a statistic worth knowing.

      • prixator

        Even one is too many.

    • JCF

      That picture breaks my heart. :-(…

  • Blake Jordan

    I am curious to know if he tried to fake empathy with the other families, which are all white… or was he just as callous about the loss of their loved ones…

  • leastyebejudged

    The rich you die for don’t even appreciate you.

    So stop doing it.

  • BearEyes

    what witnesses?

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    Believe widow and congresswoman or bastard with a history of lying… hmmmmm

    • Dazzer

      The widow and congresswoman are both female and black. Which way do you think Donnie’s base will jump?

      • greenmanTN

        White men on Rascal mobility scooters can’t jump.

      • jmax

        And King Troll knew that. I’m guessing the whole thing was set up just because the family was black. His base is eating this up.

        • kareemachan

          As I asked yesterday, did he say that to the other three soldiers’ families? You know, the white ones?

    • JCF

      I believe it’s the widow, his mother, AND the congresswoman.

      …or this guy!

  • CB

    Since that statement seems completely consistent with how drumpf communicates and his sociopathic lack of empathy, my money’s on the family.

  • netxtown

    And the liar hollers ‘wolf’ again and no one believes him. Obviously daddy didn’t read any bedtime stories to poor widdle donnie.

    • Reasonoverhate

      The problem is 30-40% of the country DOES believe him…..

  • Rex

    What a sad time in our history when we can’t believe one word out of the president’s mouth.

    • pj

      i keep wondering when we have a crisis and nobody believes a word he says.

  • greenmanTN

    I posted this elsewhere in the comment stream but it’s too good to use only once…

  • AmeriCanadian

    Let me guess…he has the same “proof” as he did with his wiretapping claim.

    • greenmanTN

      OMG, are you PSYCHIC?!

      • AmeriCanadian

        No but I’ve dabbled in reading palms. Brings life to a dull party, that’s for sure.

        • greenmanTN

          Can you still do it if the palm is hairy? Asking for a friend.

          • AmeriCanadian

            Why yes but that in of itself is very revealing! 😉

          • Eddie Besketti

            LOL – is “your friend” interested in coming by for a “cup of coffee”

        • Uncle Mark
          • jerry

            “I’m not a proctologist, but I’ll take a look.”

          • AmeriCanadian

            Learn something new every day here. I’ve never heard of this but will definitely have to look into it!!!

          • David Walker

            That would REALLY bring life to a dull party.

          • AmeriCanadian

            You’re killing me. LOLOLOLOL!

          • JCF

            Dude, I’m eating! }-X

    • Nick in Pasadena

      And when he’s finally pressed to reveal the “proof,” Sarah Fuckabee will say something like, “It was a joke! Don’t you guys have a sense of humor?!”

      • charemor

        And what nonsense will Kellyann spew forth?

  • JT

    Remove this fucking disgrace! Oust traitor Drumpf!

  • Paul

    Hey, at least he didn’t mispronounce “Niger.”

    • AmeriCanadian

      And that’s his proudest moment.

    • Dazzer

      You have proof of that?

    • ChrisInKansas

      You know his first thought was “there’s a country called that??? Then why can’t I say it? Sad!”

  • GayOldLady

    Either put up your “proof” or shut up you Fucking Orange Moron! Go on, start packing, your days are numbered.

    • canoebum

      Packing? Just throw his shit out on the White House lawn and set it all on fire.

  • Bluto

    He waited 12 days before mentioning the military deaths in Niger & then falsely accused former Presidents of malfeasance to excuse himself. To cover that lie he politically drags the dead son of General Kelly into the fray. When he did get around to calling a widow between his golf games he utters this abhorrent shit, & now he’s attacking a congresswoman & the widow to cover more of his lies.
    This is our commander in chief. He’s a disgrace, a national embarrassment & unfit to lead. & not a fucking goddamn thing will be done about it.

    • ChrisInKansas

      I want to upvote this more than once.

      • JAKvirginia

        I did one for you. 🙂

        • Bad Tom

          Me too. 🙂

          • Professor Barnhardt

            Me three.

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    • Todd20036

      Meanwhile, where is the proof that the widow made up the story?

      • John30013

        Trump says the *congresswoman* made up the story, not the widow.

        But I know whose account I believe (hint: not Don the Con’s).

    • The_Wretched

      Every time he has a presidental duty, it’s another disgrace how he carries it out.

  • Harveyrabbit
  • TexasBoy

    Don’t worry, Donald. The Russian people still love you.

  • TJay229

    White people overwhelmingly voted for this mess that resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

    • This white person has a brain so I didn’t vote for the tool.

      • TJay229

        I didn’t say “all y’all” 😂

        • andrew

          You damn well better not. I would be highly offended if anyone insinuated that I voted for Trump. LOL.

    • joe ho

      Then there’s this:
      Low Black Turnout May Have Cost Clinton the Election

      Voter suppression played a role, but so did the “voting for the lesser of two evils never works out well” propaganda campaign aimed at the black community.

      Hope everybody’s now learned that the lesser of two evils really is less evil. And that the universe doesn’t owe voters a candidate that makes them feel tingly all over. Vote in every election and in the general election vote blue no matter who.

      • TJay229

        Yes I know.
        White legislators and their gerrymandering in TX, NC, WI & GA… Really set out to stop the POC vote.

      • Ross

        Did Clinton lose?

        Or was the election stolen?

        My money is on the latter.

      • andrew

        There are lots of reasons why Hillary lost the election. As stated by Obama, low Black turn out was one of them. Environmentalists who threw away their vote on Stein is another. Add Lefties who thought she was to hawkish, women who didn’t realize that it was their chance to break through that glass ceiling with an eminently qualified woman, white men who think that the Democrats are not pro military enough and too pro minority, uneducated whites who are too easily fooled by the Republican fake patriotism B.S. and vote against their own best interest, lazy lower and middle class people who stay home on election day because they mistakenly think that all politicians are alike and thus allow the Republicans, who are indeed the Party of the upper classes to take control of government. Will it be different in 2018 and 2020? One can hope but probably not.

    • CJAS

      Cue deflections and denial.

    • The_Wretched

      A look, an agitator! Welcome troll and now good-bye.

      This isnt the first time you’ve tried this one.

      • TJay229

        The next time you attempt to “read me” proof read what you type.

        Dumb Bitch, ” A look..” Try “Oh Look” use it as a interjection asshole or even as a Antonomasia where you insert my name along side it. Better yet, I’ll never see your comments again.


        • The_Wretched

          Unless you’re known as ‘the agitator’ on a regular basis, I was using it normally as a label.

          • andrew

            Gargle. Whatever that means.

    • andrew

      I am proud to be one of the 31% of white men who voted for Hillary in 2016. Also proud of the fact that I voted for Obama in 2008 and 2012. Now looking forward to 2018 and hoping that my white brothers can make a better showing.

  • Joe in PA

    Bone-spur boy says what?

  • boatboy_srq

    All this “proof” and not one instance yet of presenting it.

  • boatboy_srq

    I’m reminded of the scene in Fried Green Tomatoes where Idgie is on the witness stand testifying during the trial for the murder of Frank Bennett. Lord Dampnut sounds a lot like the prosecutor, defaming Big George and Momma Threadgoode.

  • gaycuckhubby

    I hope that the Widow comes out and tells her side of this. I’m sure that he would personally attack her and be exposed for being a person who doesn’t care for gold star families. Oh wait, that happened before the election and people didn’t care. I still cannot believe the voters of this country. What we as a country have done is shameful and embarrassing.

  • Acronym Jim

    “I have proof”

    Put up or shut up. Better yet, just shut up.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    After watching Jason Miller trip over himself trying desperately to cover for Trump, while failing miserably at it by the way, it’s clear no one of worth believes him anymore. Further, the exasperated look on Miller’s face made it clear even he was finding it harder and harder to twist, turn, pivot, spin, etc. I’m surprised most of his spox haven’t been to a Chiropractor to deal with the contortion injuries.

  • Taylor Bixler

    Just another reminder it is always about Drumpf. Always.

    • JCF

      The golf club is PERFECT!

  • billbear1961

    You’ve let everything slide–he has obstructed justice and lied relentlessly, slandering good people with accusations backed up by NO evidence and never apologizing for it! He has said the most VILE things about any woman who stands up to him! He has, in an unprecedented act, pardoned a concentration camp commandant, saying he was doing his duty when he violated citizens’ civil rights and refused to obey a court order to stop violating those rights!

    He has insulted a Gold Star family and their son who gave his LIFE for this godforsaken, ungrateful country! He has NOT done his duty by Puerto Rico! He undermines his own Secretary of State, putting the peace of the WORLD at risk like it’s a GAME!!

    The same irresponsible media which let the GOP turn Benghazi into a WITCH HUNT has said very little about the deaths of four U.S. soldiers, which, by what accounts HAVE come through, were very likely the result of this regime’s INCOMPETENCE! He continued to play golf when he first heard about these deaths! And now THIS!! At long last, start to hold this evil, callous bastard ACCOUNTABLE!! Don’t let up! Don’t allow this appalling behaviour to be normalized!! Imagine what the right would have said and done had Obama or ANY Democrat EVER behaved like this!!

    • JAKvirginia

      No. Please no. Please don’t bring Obama in to this. Trump’s behavior is reprehensible by any standard. Those who defend it or explain it or normalize it in anyway are just as reprehensible. When Hillary said “deplorables” she was being kind.

  • billbear1961

    Present your “proof,” you goddamned pathological LIAR!

    • kanehau

      The fact that he said he has proof is his proof.

      • The_Wretched

        Maybe he learned that from his evangelicals, they like to say the bible is true since the bible says its true.

      • JCF

        In his mind, it really is.

  • BartmanLA

    I fully expected EXACTLY this reaction from this pathetic excuse for a human. I knew as soon as the story started gaining traction across the country he would wake up this morning and explode with accusations of “fake news” reports and totally lash out at the legislator like he did. It’s so telling and overwhelmingly tragic when we can start expecting the reactions from Trump what we are seeing. I know this is just another attempt at deflection from the actual duties he should be conducting for the people of this country instead of acting like a pedantic and immature child.

  • Albert Ross

    Sociopaths lack empathy.

    • The_Wretched

      Trump isn’t even faking it well. All he had to do was read a 20 second statement about “being sorry for your loss and let me know if I can help in any way”.

      • JAKvirginia

        Well… except that he’s not and won’t.

  • M Jackson

    Spoiler Alert —trump lies about having proof and then never produces it.

  • CJAS

    Well, this hero was black so should we expect anything less?

  • Gerry Fisher

    I swear, these families should not accept the call from Trump. He just isn’t capable of being decent or staying on script.

  • ted-


  • JWC

    This guy constantly hit s new Hi’s in Lo’s What an insesitive bufoon

  • Gregory B

    When you think Trump has hit rock bottom, he always manages to go lower.

    • Gregory B

      Remove “people” and replace with “Trump”.

  • andrew

    Trump says: “and I have proof.” Lets hear it.

    • JCF

      It’s just the voices in his demented head.

  • trouble94114

    to borrow a quote from Clarence Darrow. ” All men have an emotion to kill; when they strongly dislike some one they involuntarily wish he was dead. I have never killed any one, but I have read some obituary notices with great satisfaction.”

    In my case, I’m actually EAGERLY anticipating the reading of “some obituary notices”

  • charemor

    Just waiting for Kellyann to explain it to us.

  • Surely there must be a recording of this. Aren’t all White House calls recorded? If Trump releases it, we’ll know who’s telling the truth. If the mother agrees to its release, but he refuses, then that’s all we need to know, isn’t it?