18 Oct 2017

Trump denies disrespecting dead US sergeant

Washington Correspondent

For 12 days, President Trump remained silent about the deaths of four US soldiers in Niger. Two days ago, he was asked why. He answered by accusing former presidents of not calling the families of fallen soldiers, saying he’d written letters and would call. Now he has called the widow of one of the soldiers, as she drove to receive her husband, Sergeant La David Johnson’s, body. And, according to a Congresswoman who overheard the call, he told the pregnant widow that her husband “knew what he signed up for”. President Trump says that’s totally fabricated, adding he “has proof”.