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Fallen soldier's widow speaks: Trump disputes her claim

For the first time since President Trump's controversial condolence call, we're hearing firsthand from the widow of the fallen soldier. She defended Rep. Frederica Wilson's account of what happened, while the president responded on Twitter.

Myeshia Johnson criticized Trump's handling of the phone call, which has started a firestorm of controversy for the president.

"I heard him stumbling on trying to remember my husband's name, and that's what hurt me the most, because if my husband is out here fighting for our country and he risked his life for our country, why can't you remember his name?

"That's what made me upset and cry even more, because my husband was an awesome soldier," Johnson said.

Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) claims President Trump told Johnson that her deceased husband, Sgt. La David Johnson, "knew what he was signing up for." Trump has called Wilson's claim a "total fabrication," but Johnson is now publicly backing up the Florida congresswoman.

On Monday, Johnson said Wilson was "100 percent correct" about the call from Trump, saying, "Why would we fabricate something like that?"

"I don't know how he got killed, where he got killed or anything," she said. "I don't know that part. They never told me, and that's what I've been trying to find out since Day One, since Oct. 4."

"I want the world to know how great of a soldier my husband was and a loving and caring father and husband he was to our family," Johnson said.

President Trump took to Twitter and responded directly to Johnson.

"I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, and spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation!" President Trump said.

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