La David Johnson, one of four US soldiers killed in Niger, took place on Saturday, his tragic death politicized by the president, who continues to feud with a Congresswoman who was close to the family.
Trump had responded to Sgt. Johnson's pregnant, grieving widow on Twitter after she said that the president appeared to forget her husband's name when he called to offer his condolences.
The phone call first sparked controversy last week as Democrat congresswoman Frederica Wilson claimed Mr Trump told Sgt Johnson's widow that the soldier "knew what he signed up for". Myeshia Johnson, who has now been slandered by the president, too, would surely rather be left alone.
Fact-checking website Snopes also noted that the post is "dated" October 17 at 3:27 p.m., about an hour before the reported time of Trump's call to Johnson.
Portraits of his three comrades killed in action - Staff Sgt. Bryan C. Black, 35, of Puyallup, Washington; Staff Sgt. Jeremiah W. Johnson, 39, of Springboro, Ohio; and Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright, 29, of Lyons, Georgia - joined his on the stage as the pastor, family and Wilson spoke. The family member who raised Johnson called Wilson's account of the call "very accurate", and the White House has not refuted that Trump spoke those words.
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"[I was] very upset and hurt; it made me cry even worse", Myeshia Johnson told "Good Morning America" about her conversation with the president, adding she has "nothing to say" to him. "What she said was 100 percent correct". "I was very angry at the tone of his voice and how he said it". But Johnson backed up Rep. Wilson's version of events. I'm getting sick and exhausted of this so-called politician using my husband as a political platform. She revealed she was not allowed to see the body of her husband, who was killed with three other US soldiers by terrorists in Nigeron October 4. She said she also wants to know why she hasn't been allowed to see her husband's body. "I don't know what's in that box", she said.
"Whatever Miss Wilson said was not fabricated". A Trump spokeswoman said it was "inappropriate" to question Kelly in light of his stature as a retired four-star general.
Johnson's GMA appearance comes during a swirling political debate over the circumstances of the death of her husband and three other United States soldiers in Niger.
"They won't tell me anything".