Trump Calls Congresswoman a Liar After Comments to U.S. Army Widow

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U.S. President Donald Trump Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 in Washington.
U.S. President Donald Trump Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 in Washington.Credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted a response on Wednesday to Democratic Congresswoman Fredrica Wilson of Florida, saying she "totally fabricated" his comments to Army Sergeant David Johnson's widow, Myeshia.

Congresswoman Wilson responded, criticizing Trump and calling him 'a sick man.' She added that she too had proof of his harsh comments to Myeshia Johnson.

On Tuesday, a local Florida radio station reported that Trump told the widow that her dead husband killed in action in Niger, "knew what he signed up for."

Rep. Fredrica Wilson (D-FL), a member of Congress who listened to the call, told the station that Trump used the words "he knew what he signed up for, but when it happens it hurts anyway" during the five-minute-long conversation. 

This came after Trump attacked Barack Obama and other predecessors for not calling the families of fallen U.S. soldiers, a comment that was quickly disproved.