Sanders: 'Several people' witnessed Trump's call to slain soldier's widow

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made that headline at today's briefing after her boss tweeted this morning "I have proof" Democratic Congresswoman Frederica Wilson "fabricated" her claim that Trump told the widow of La David Johnson "I'm sure he knew what he was signed up for, but when it happens, it hurts anyway".

Johnson's mother, Cowanda Jones-Johnson, says Wilson's account of the president's call is 'true.' She is Johnson's his biological aunt but brought him up after his mom's death.

Sgt. Johnson, 26, and four other USA servicemembers were killed in Niger during an ambush attack from ISIS-related militants on October 4.

Wilson told the Miami affiliate WPLG on Tuesday that while speaking with Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt.

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On Wednesday afternoon, Sanders continued to defend the president, calling the story and its aftermath a "disgrace of the media".

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. "I think to try and create something from that, that the congresswoman is doing, is frankly appalling and disgusting".

"He thought the call was respectful and he thought that the president did the best job he could under those circumstances to offer condolences on behalf of the country", Sanders said. He took the time to make a call to express his condolences, to thank the family for this individual's service. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Sen.

"I'm not getting into the back and forth", Sanders chided, when pressed.

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