Earlier this week Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) claimed President Trump was disrespectful and insensitive to the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, one soldier that died in the Niger ambush.
This has of course give the president’s critics hopeful ‘ammunition’ against him.
However, with all the gossip and alleged controversy that surrounds this incident, another widow published her phone conversation with Trump so the public could see the truth; that the president understood her family’s loss.
The Gold Star widow’s name is Natasha De Alencar. Her husband, Army Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar, was killed in Afghanistan on April 8 while engaging in a gun battle against Islamic State terrorists.
No doubt his death was an honorable one and very heroic. The wife is now left to parent their 5 children alone.
IJR reports: Just four days after receiving the worst news of her life, Natasha De Alencar received a phone call. It was President Trump.
The grieving widow was surrounded by her children, so she put the call on speakerphone.
“I am so sorry to hear about the whole situation,” Trump said to her “What a horrible thing except that he’s an unbelievable hero and you know all the people that served with him are saying how incredible he was, and just an amazing, an amazing guy.”
The president added, “I just wanted to call you and just tell you that he’s a great hero.”
President Trump later invited De Alencar and her entire family to visit him in the Oval Office.
“If you’re around Washington, you come over and see me at the Oval Office, OK?” he said.
De Alencar said the phone call meant a lot to her and her entire family, reports the Washington Post.
“It was a moment of niceness that we needed because we were going through hell,” she said.