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Trump Says He Has “Proof” That Family of Soldier Killed in Action Is Lying About His Condolence Call

Donald Trump outside the White House on March 23.

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Democratic Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson has told multiple media outlets that Donald Trump offended the family of Sgt. La David Johnson, who was recently killed in action in Niger, during a Tuesday phone call by failing to remember Johnson’s name and seeming to brush off his death by telling his widow that her husband “knew what he signed up for” when he joined the armed services.* Johnson’s mother has told the Washington Post that Wilson’s account of the conversation—which was evidently conducted on speakerphone in Wilson and Johnson’s mother’s presence—is accurate and that “President Trump did disrespect my son and my daughter and also me and my husband.”

Needless to say, President Huge Baby obviously can’t let something like this stand:

As others have pointed out, the “proof” in this case will no doubt be released on the same day as the explosive evidence that Trump’s investigators allegedly uncovered about Barack Obama’s birth certificate in 2011 and the “tapes” that prove James Comey was lying about his and Trump’s conversations regarding Michael Flynn. Which is to say that release will take place on the 11th of Never in the year of Two Thousand and He Doesn’t Have Any of This Stuff.

*Correction, Oct. 18, 2017, at 12:13 p.m.: This post initially misidentified La David Johnson as David Johnson.