<em>Fox & Friends </em>defends Trump allegedly telling military widow her husband "knew what he signed up for" as "extremely special"


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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): A Florida congresswoman by the name of [Rep.] Frederica Wilson [(D-FL)] says the widow of one of those green berets killed in Niger — U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson is his name — was told by the president during a phone call, the soldier knew what he signed up for, but the president said, “But I guess it still hurts.” The president now is being slammed for insensitive — being insensitive

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): So this representative, this Democrat down in Florida, said she was in the car — I believe it was in the car or she was listening on the speaker phone with the wife down in Miami. And she said that the president was insensitive when he called to say, “I’m sorry your husband died fighting for our country.”And she said he framed it wrong, he said that comment, she was really offended by it. My response to this was the president of the United States of America called to say, “Thank you for your service. I’m sorry for your sacrifice.” That in it of itself is extremely special that the president of the United States picked up the phone to call these families. 

Related:

NBC News: Trump Told Soldier’s Widow He Knew ‘What He Signed Up For,’ Congresswoman Says

Previously:

When Fox News declared war on a military family

Trump to Fox & Friends host: “All I know is Fox is good. … We love you, Fox.”



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