Watch White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speak to media

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Having already said that Trump didn't have a recording of the call but that his "proof" was that others were in the room, Sanders was asked about the context of the call and if the president feels Ms. Johnson and others may have perceived it wrong. "But there were several people in the room from the administration on the call", including Kelly.

Rep. Frederica Wilson is standing by her statement that President Trump told Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt.

The Associated Press found relatives of four soldiers who died overseas during Trump's presidency who said they never received calls from him.

Sanders said Trump has reached out to every family that has been authorized by the military office.

On Wednesday morning, Trump claimed that Wilson had "fabricated" what he said and that he had "proof". "And I think it frankly is a disgrace of the media to try to portray an act of kindness like that and that gesture and to try to make it into something that it isn't".

I think you have moments of confrontation, but my ultimate goal is to go out and promote the President's message and his agenda, and that's what I try to do every day. It is appalling what the congresswoman done, politicizing this issue.

She did not specifically deny any points of Wilson's account of Trump's phrasing, and insisted that she was speaking "specifically to the sentiment" that he offered. La David Johnson, is "appalling and disgusting".

Trump brought up the death of Kelly's son after getting blowback for his claim during Monday's Rose Garden press conference that Obama did not call families of fallen soldiers.

"I think General Kelly is disgusted by the way that this has been politicized, and that the focus has become on the process and not the fact American lives were lost". I'll fight Mr. Trump toe to toe.



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