Soldier's Widow: Trump's Condolence Call 'a Moment of Niceness'

Wilson, who listened in on the call via speakerphone because she is close with the family, said on CNN's "New Day" Wednesday morning that Trump didn't appear to know Johnson's name and that his widow "broke down" after her call with the President.

He asked about the couple's five children and said: "Tell them their father was a great hero that I respected". He blamed the so-called #fakenews for picking up the allegations and affording it an unnecessary popularity which has sparked wide criticisms and drawn ire from many quarters.

President Obama's former aides lashed out, and a Democratic congresswoman who said she overheard Trump's call to Army Sgt.

Trump later accused Wilson of fabricating the conversation, but simultaneous to that, his own White House press officials were not disputing the quotes, but saying he was taken "out of context". But she insisted Trump finished the call by saying something like "it's always hard", or "this is very tough". "It stuns me. I thought at least that was sacred".

Of course, Trump denied the reports as fake news.

"When I took this job and talked to President Trump about how to do it, my first recommendation was not to do it because it's not the phone call that parents and family members are looking forward to", Kelly said.

The initial account of Trump's phone conversation with Johnson's widow was provided Tuesday by U.S. Rep Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., and Johnson's mother, Cowanda Jones-Johnson, confirmed the congresswoman's version was accurate. What a, what a disgusting thing, except that he's an unbelievable hero.

"That's not a negative thing", he said.

De Alencar had to figure out funeral plans, navigate endless paperwork and provide emotional support for her family.

On Saturday, the Pentagon released Johnson's name as the fourth soldier killed in the October 4 attack.

"At that moment when my world was upside down and me and my kids didn't know which way we were going, it felt like I was talking to just another regular human", De Alencar said.

But some critics are also questioning Wilson's motivations in stirring emotions about the phone call, especially since her recollection of words has changed somewhat.

Discussing Kelly's remarks, Tapper said the chief of staff spent his time at the podium "deriding politics and the sullying of grief in this whole controversy, but he is just laying rhetorical body blows and insulting, personally, the Congresswoman". Tell us what you heard.' I told them what I heard.

In this case, 24-year-old Mayeshia Johnson, who is expecting her third child, was mourning her loss and she needed comfort.

Related News: