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“The View” Slams Donald Trump For Attacking Widow Myeshia Johnson

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On Monday’s “The View,” the co-hosts slammed Donald Trump for attacking Gold Star widow Myeshia Johnson. Check out the video below.

As Gossip Cop reported, Johnson appeared on “GMA” this morning to discuss Trump’s phone call after her husband, Sgt. David La Johnson, was killed in Niger. She confirmed Rep. Frederica Wilson’s account of the conversation, saying that the president did say “that’s what he signed up for” and did not seem to know her late husband’s name. In response to the interview, Trump tweeted, “I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, and spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation!”

Whoopi Goldberg noted “the new guy is not backing down,” and Joy Behar said, “But he didn’t say her name this time. Trump forgets that what he signed up for is empathizing with fallen soldiers’ families.” Sara Haines observed, “This is a last word president-slash-administration.” No matter what, she argued, they always have to respond. But a “Gold Star family should be able to say whatever they want and you say nothing,” she said.

In that vein, Sunny Hostin brought up an old story about George W. Bush being screamed at by a grieving family, pointing out, “And he said nothing, because we all grieve in different ways.” These mourners, she said, “I think they get the last word. So you leave it alone. But I don’t think [Trump] has the grace to do it.” And said, Behar, “He doesn’t have the words,” which is why he has “surrogates… to do it for him.” Goldberg also mentioned General John Kelly spreading misinformation about Congresswoman Wilson, and asked, “Does everyone just need to, you know, apologize?”

“I think everyone has flipped out because had she not said anything, no one would be talking about this,” the moderator said of the unanswered questions surrounding what happened in Niger. “Is this [attack from Trump] to sort of quell the fact that stuff’s going on that people don’t know about?” As the co-hosts pondered the question, Meghan McCain said, “I still disagree with the way she handled it, but the president tweeting… I can’t defend this and I’m not gonna try, because our president has got to stop right now with this.”

She went on, “This woman is grieving… If nothing else is off limits, just let this be off limits.” Watch the video below.

 


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