Fallen Soldier's Widow: Trump's Phone Call 'Made Me Cry Because I Was Very Angry'

| OCT 23, 2017 | 1:03 PM

On “Good Morning America” Monday the Gold Star widow of fallen American soldier Sgt. La David T. Johnson gave an exclusive interview, speaking out for the first time publicly about her controversial phone call with President Donald Trump last week.

Myeshia Johnson corroborated Rep. Frederica Wilson's (D-Fla.) retelling of the call, stating that the president said her husband “knew what he signed up for but it hurts anyways;” however, according to Johnson, it was Trump's “tone” that was upsetting.

“It made me cry because I was very angry at the tone of his voice and how he said it,” Johnson told ABC's George Stephanopoulos.

She also said the president couldn't recall Sgt. Johnson's name, saying he was “stumbling” over his words trying to remember.

“That hurt me the most because if my husband is out here fighting for our country and he risks his life for our country, why can't you remember his name?” she said.

Johnson said it made her “upset and cry even more” that the president appeared to forget her husband's name.

During the initial phone call with the president, Johnson said she didn't respond to Trump, and when Stephanopoulos asked if she had a message for him now she replied: “No. I don't — no, I don't have nothing to say to him.”

The widow of Sgt. La David T. Johnson also told ABC that the circumstances surrounding her husband's death remain unclear and she is still searching for answers.

“I want to know why it took them 48 hours to find my husband,” Johnson said. “Why couldn't I see my husband? Every time I asked to see my husband they wouldn't let me.”

Questions remain regarding the ambush attack in Niger that killed four soldiers. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said last week that it “may require a subpoena” to fully understand how 50 ISIS-affiliated fighters carried out the deadly attack.

Watch the clip below, via ABC.