WH: 'Appalling and Disgusting' for Congresswoman to Politicize Widow's Talk with Trump

Ross Houston
October 19, 2017

President Donald Trump thinks a bipartisan healthcare bill aimed at stabilising Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers is a step in the right direction but he does not support the measure, the White House says.

Wilson, the Democratic congresswoman and educator from South Florida who had mentored Johnson and his siblings, blasted back that she was in a auto full of people and she overheard the president tell Myeshia Johnson "he knew what he signed up for" on speakerphone.

Sargent David Johnson was among four servicemen killed in the African nation of Niger earlier this month.

"He thought the call was respectful and he thought that the president did the best job he could under those circumstances to offer condolences on behalf of the country", Sanders said.

Trump's chief of staff, retired Gen. John Kelly, Sanders said, is "disgusted" by the way the issue of contacting fallen soldiers has been politicized and that "he was fine with Trump's call to the fallen soldier's wife".

"I stand firmly by my original account of his conversation with Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt".

The president's call to the widow of Johnson intervened shortly before the arrival of the coffin of the soldier explained on CNN Wilson, a representative democrat of Florida. "La David Johnson", the congresswoman said. "I don't know what Obama's policy was", Trump had said.

She also took aim at the media over its coverage of the story.

Relatives of at least a half dozen people who died in military service since Donald Trump became president say they never got a call from him about their loss.

During the briefing, Sanders also discussed health care, saying the president does not support the recent Alexander-Murray agreement. Sen.

Republican Senator Lamar Alexander, who reached the agreement with Democratic Senator Patty Murray, said earlier that Trump had "completely engineered" the proposal. This is true of former presidents such as Barack Obama, George W. Bush and others. "But it's not a full approach".

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