Soldier's widow shares her call with Trump

Former AG to Trump You crossed the line

The widow of a fallen soldier killed in Afghanistan released a recording of her phone conversation with President Trump - and praised him for his kind words.

"I am so sorry to hear about the whole situation", Trump was heard saying.

U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, a Democrat from Florida who was in the auto with the Johnson family when Trump called the late soldier's pregnant widow, set off a media frenzy this week when the congresswoman said she overheard the comment the president made to Myeshia Johnson. So thank you. I really, really appreciate it, I really do sir.

Natasha De Alencar describes her phone call with President Trump, who called her after her husband, Mark Rochetto De Alencar, was killed in action. "You just come over and see me because you are just the kind of family ... this is what we want".

"Tell them their father was a great hero that I respected", Trump told the widow.

The footage comes amid controversy surrounding Trump's claims about phone calls to Gold Star families, many of them disputing some of his statements.

"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", she said.

On April 8, Natasha De Alencar was notified that her husband would not be coming home. "I learned a lot before I made the call. You know, just like you do". She received a call from Trump four days later.

Though Ms. De Alencar's conversation with the president lasted about five minutes, President Trump showed how much he cared. La David Johnson that the soldier "knew what he signed up for".

On Thursday, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly - whose son Robert was killed in Afghanistan in 2010 - came to the White House podium to talk about what it is like to be a Gold Star family member, criticizing Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) for politicizing the issue.



Other news