Trump predictably makes history again by calling Gold Star widow a liar

By The Washington Post

Widow of Fallen US Soldier: Trump’s Phone Call ‘Made Me Cry’

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.

Read more of this story

Source: / Washington Post

(Visited 84 times, 1 visits today)
About Cholo Brooks 16156 Articles
Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.