President Donald Trump's controversies are spawning controversies. After failing to respond to the death of four U.S. troops in Niger for nearly two weeks, President Trump took to the podium to claim that many of his predecessors did not call or pay respects to the families of soldiers who died in the line of duty (a claim that was immediately debunked by multiple sources). Then Trump reportedly reduced the widow of Sgt. La David T. Johnson to tears by saying he "knew what he signed up for." This excerpt of the call was reported by Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson, who was with Johnson's widow at the time. After Wilson's comments, Trump went on the attack, claiming they were "completely fabricated," which, in turn, has led to a continuing feud between the politicians.
Wacky Congresswoman Wilson is the gift that keeps on giving for the Republican Party, a disaster for Dems. You watch her in action & vote R!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2017
Again, more time spent attacking black people than extolling lives lost in Niger— T. Fisher King (@T_FisherKing) October 22, 2017
"Respect the military indeed"
Black Congesswoman: Wacky— Kevin Thomas (@danktime) October 22, 2017
Black athletes: Traitors
Black Chicagoans: Thugs
Black protestors: Troublemakers
White Nazis: Very fine people
Congresswoman Wilson HAS HER DOCTORATE and was an award winning educator before she ever entered Congress. Trumps dad paid for his diploma— Nancy (@DuffnsunNancy) October 22, 2017
Fredrica Wilson represents my district w honor AND style ❤️👒🇺🇸— Amanda Leah 🍿🐛 (@ixochitl) October 22, 2017
Disturbing. Franky,my children have never been permitted to speak like this.— Romy Giacomi (@RomyGiacomi) October 22, 2017
He is attacking a woman and a person of color. Let's stop calling these dog whistles, because this is about as loud and clear as a whistle gets. He is attacking the one African American who died, left in the field for two days by fellow soldiers, in the process. Unbelievable.— Paul Anderson (@f2photo) October 22, 2017