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Donald Trump denies ‘insensitive’ comment to pregnant widow

PICTURED: Donald Trump (Photo credit: U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr) and the late US Army Sgt La David Johnson (Photo credit: US Army)

PRESIDENT DONALD Trump has denied making “insensitive” comments to the pregnant widow of an American soldier killed in Niger after the claims by a Democrat politician, The Sun reports.

The US president allegedly told the widow of an elite Green Beret special forces trooper who was killed in the African country that he “knew what he signed up for” during a phone call on Tuesday (Oct 17).

Myeshia Johnson, wife of US Army Sgt La David Johnson, received a five-minute call from Trump, Democratic Representative Frederica Wilson told The New York Post.

“It was almost like saying, ‘You signed up to do this, and if you didn’t want to die, shouldn’t have signed up’.”

Wilson said Myeshia Johnson’s only words during the five-minute call were “thank you” at the end of the conversation.

Wilson said: “I wanted to curse him out. I asked the family to give me the phone so that I could, but they wouldn’t.”


DISTRAUGHT: Myleene Johnson cried over his flag-draped coffin as his body arrives back home (Photo credit: ABC News)

A White House official later said: “The president’s conversations with the families of American heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice are private.”

Trump has also taken to Twitter to brand Wilson's claims as lies.

He wrote: “Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad!”

Myeshia, who is pregnant with the couple’s third child, collapsed in tears on her husband’s flag-draped coffin at Miami International Airport.

The hero sergeant and three fellow soldiers were killed by ISIS-affiliated fighters in Niger on October 4.

His body had to be left behind amid the fighting and it took two days before it was recovered, according to US Africa Command.

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