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Family says Trump told fallen soldier's widow that husband 'knew what he signed up for'

Published: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 11:41 PM
Updated: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 2:06 PM
By: Cox Media Group National Content Desk

A congresswoman and the family of a U.S. Army soldier killed earlier this month in an ambush in Niger said President Donald Trump told the soldier’s widow that her husband “knew what he signed up for” before his death, an account the president staunchly denied.

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“I didn’t say what that congresswoman said – didn’t say it at all,” Trump told reporters on Wednesday.

U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Florida, and the family of Army Sgt. La David Johnson told multiple news outlets that Trump told La David Johnson’s widow, Myeshia Johnson, that “he knew what he signed up for ... but when it happens, it hurts anyway.”