Donald Trump to Army Sergeant’s Pregnant Widow: ‘He Knew What He Signed Up For’

U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson (Local 10 screenshot)
U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson (Local 10 screenshot)

Just when you think it can’t get any worse, the dotard in chief does something else that leaves us all collectively face-palming and asking ourselves, “What the fuck?” This time, it is his comments to a grieving Army widow that have us shaking our head as a nation.

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U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson died in a deadly ambush in Niger on Oct. 4. It took the president nearly two weeks to reach out to Johnson’s widow, and when he finally did on Tuesday, WPLG-TV reports that Donald Trump told Myeshia Johnson, “He knew what he signed up for … but when it happens, it hurts anyway.”

Imagine being the president of the United States and not having the tact or sensitivity to properly address the pregnant widow of a soldier who died in service to the country you are currently running into the ground with your bullshit. For real, bruh?

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Trump called Myeshia Johnson at 4:45 p.m., shortly before her husband’s remains arrived at Miami International Airport.

Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) said that she witnessed Myeshia Johnson, who is the mother of a 2-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter, leaning over the American flag draping her husband’s casket and sobbing uncontrollably.

Sgt. Johnson, 25, was a former Walmart employee who became a member of the 3rd Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, N.C. He died during a mission fighting alongside Green Berets. His group was ambushed by 50 Islamic militants using rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns. Five Nigerian soldiers also died in the ambush.

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Johnson’s body was not recovered for 48 hours after his death.

The other three victims of the attack were Staff Sgt. Bryan C. Black, 35, of Puyallup, Wash.; Staff Sgt. Jeremiah W. Johnson, 39, of Springboro, Ohio; and Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright, 29, of Lyons, Ga., according to officials with the Department of Defense.

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“He knew what he signed up for...”

And what exactly was that? What was their mission? I mean, signing up for military service may mean that you will place yourself in the crosshairs of the enemy, but honestly, “He knew what he signed up for ...” is such an insensitive thing to say. “He served his nation valiantly.” “He brought pride and honor to this nation.” “We are honored that he served this nation and defended it.” would be better things to say to the wife of a man killed in action.