Dem Rep. Says She Demanded to Speak to Trump After Widow Call: ‘I Wanted to Curse Him Out’

The congresswoman who first claimed President Trump told a grieving widow that her late husband “he knew what he signed up for” called into The View this morning to further discuss the imbroglio.

Sgt. La David Johnson was one of four soldiers killed in Niger, and the President called his pregnant widow Myeshia Johnson yesterday. Democrat Frederica Wilson publicly revealed what Trump allegedly told Johnson, and called the comments “insensitive.”

Trump has denied making those comments, but Sgt. Johnson’s mother said today that Wilson’s characterization of the conversation was accurate.

Wilson called into The View this morning and once again stood by her comments, saying Trump “kept referring to La David as ‘your guy,’ he never called his name.”

“It was almost as if he forgot his name,” Wilson added.

At one point, Wilson said, she asked if she could speak with the president because, as she said: “I wanted to curse him out.”

Joy Behar brought up Trump’s claim that he has proof backing him up. Wilson responded, “If he was taping the conversation, bring it on!”

Meghan McCain challenged Wilson a bit and asked why she spoke out publicly about a private call. Wilson said she just responded to questions from the press, but McCain said, “This is deeply private and personal.”

Wilson talked about her relationship with Sgt. Johnson and how he was part of a mentorship program she ran, before raising questions about the circumstances of his death in Niger. She concluded: “This is going to be Mr. Trump’s Benghazi.”

Watch above, via ABC.

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