By The Washington Post
The president of the United States effectively called a Gold Star widow a liar Monday morning — an entirely predictable but nonetheless striking moment in American political history.
President Donald Trump has for a week now disputed details of his phone call with the widow, Myeshia Johnson, that were first offered by Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla.; on Monday morning, Johnson confirmed that version of events, and in turn drew Trump’s tweeted retort.
What’s perhaps most remarkable about the president’s continued objections, though, is that his own White House isn’t doing the same. While Trump has disputed the story – even claiming to have still-yet-to-be-produced “proof” to back it up — the White House has largely seemed to confirm that he said the things he has been accused of saying. They simply argue that they’ve been misinterpreted.
Source: NJ.com / Washington Post