Sgt. La David Johnson's Widow Tells 'Good Morning America' Trump Was Insensitive And She Needs Answers
Myeshia Johnson hasn't even been allowed to see her husband's body when it was returned.
October 23, 2017 at 2:21 pm
“I don’t know how he got killed, where he got killed or anything," she said. "They never told me and that’s what I’ve been trying to find out since.”
Johnson added that she wasn’t even allowed to see her husband’s body before his funeral Saturday. La David Johnson was one of four Army soldiers killed in the attack outside Tongo Tongo, Niger, on Oct. 4. However, his body wasn’t discovered for roughly 48 hours. When his body was brought back to the states, Myeshia was denied any request to see him.
“I don’t know what’s in that box,” she said. “It could be empty for all I know. I haven’t seen him since he came home. They won’t show me a finger, a hand...I know my husband’s body from head to toe. They won’t show me anything.”She also refuted President Trump’s claims about his controversial condolence call to her, confirming Rep. Frederica Wilson's account of the phone call.
"[Pres. Trump] couldn't remember my husband's name. ... That's what hurt me the most." - Myeshia Johnson, widow of Sgt. La David Johnson pic.twitter.com/px5io2RbJB— Good Morning America (@GMA) October 23, 2017
“I heard him stumbling on trying to remember my husband’s name,” Johnson said. “And that’s what made me upset and cry even more because my husband was an awesome soldier.”
Still more worried about himself than the issue at hand, Trump has already taken to Twitter to dispute Johnson's claims.
I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, and spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2017
Our hearts go out to Myeshia. We hope she can get the closure she deserves.