Demand Trump Apologize for ‘Disrespecting’ Fallen Soldier

Target: Donald Trump, President of the United States

Goal: Apologize to the family of Sgt. La David T. Johnson.

The mother of a soldier killed in combat has accused U.S. President Donald Trump of disrespecting her son during a controversial phone call. “President Trump did disrespect my son and my daughter and also me and my husband,” stated Cowanda Jones-Johnson, the mother of fallen soldier Sgt. La David T. Johnson.

The statement was made to The Washington Post, amid a controversy over Trump’s handling of a phone call to the family of the soldier. The allegations were first aired by Florida Representative Frederica S. Wilson, who recently told MSNBC Johnson’s widow was shaken by a call from Trump. According to Wilson, the consolation call was anything but comforting, with Trump allegedly sounding “almost like joking.”

“He said, ‘Well, I guess you knew’ — something to the effect that ‘he knew what he was getting into when he signed up, but I guess it hurts anyway.’ You know, just matter-of-factly, that this is what happens, anyone who is signing up for military duty is signing up to die. That’s the way we interpreted it. It was horrible. It was insensitive. It was absolutely crazy, unnecessary. I was livid,” Wilson said.

Wilson went on to say Johnson’s widow, Myeshia, was “crying the whole time, and when she hung up the phone, she looked at me and said, ‘He didn’t even remember his name.’”

“That’s the hurting part,” she added. Trump has denied the allegations, but Jones-Johnson told The Post Wilson’s account was accurate.

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PETITION LETTER

Dear President Trump,

The mother of war hero Sgt. La David T. Johnson has stated you disrespected her, her family and her son. She said Florida Representative Frederica S. Wilson’s account of the call you made to her was accurate, and that “President Trump did disrespect my son and my daughter and also me and my husband.”

Wilson previously described your call as “insensitive” and “horrible,” and that you almost sounded like you were “joking.”

“You know, just matter-of-factly, that this is what happens, anyone who is signing up for military duty is signing up to die. That’s the way we interpreted it,” she said.

This is unacceptable. When a president calls the family of a fallen soldier, it should be a moment of respect and sensitivity. Yet for someone who claims to support the troops, sending them to die in far-flung corners of Africa, then disrespecting their families hardly seems like a good way to express your support. Whether or not you think the allegations are accurate, the fact that the mother of a war hero believes you were disrespectful should be enough to make you feel driven to issue a heartfelt apology, immediately.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: U.S. Army

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6 Comments

  1. I would not expect anything more from an ignorant man like trump,he has no sensitivity or sympathy for anyone, other than his self!

    His favourite song is probably’ it’s hard to be humble’!

    God bless and comfort the Johnson family,and may your brave and loving son rest in peace. Xxx

  2. Carrie Sue Kopp says:

    Hearsay!! Were you people listening on the phone. Just another attempt to embarrass our President!! You people should be ashamed of yourselves!! What has this world come to??

  3. Trump doesn’t need any help in embarrassing himself!
    He is an embarrassment to the world!

  4. Trump doesn’t need any help in embarrassing himself!
    He is an embarrassment to the world!

    Where is your compassion for the Johnson family! What has this world come to?

  5. Gillian Miller Gillian Miller says:

    What a load of morons who believe the lying representative who insulted a grieving family by using the death of a serving soldier to attach Trump. It has been shown to be a lie.

    Whatever else Trump is, and he is a lot of things, he respects the military unlike Obama.

  6. Trump is a fucken clown. Those of you who stick up for him are IDIOTS. A mother grieving over her dead son doesnt want to hear “thats what he signed up for” from the president. He’s such a moron.

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