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    Trump Denies Controversial Comments to Soldier’s Widow

    “He knew what he signed up for.” Those were allegedly President Donald Trump’s words to Myeshia Johnson, the pregnant widow of Army Sergeant La David Johnson, who was killed in Niger two weeks ago. During Trump’s five-minute call to Johnson, he admitted that “it hurts anyway” — but his comments, which he’s disputed, have been criticized for insensitivity. The mother of the fallen soldier says Trump disrespected her family, but the president maintains his comments were “fabricated” by Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson, who originally reported the conversation. 

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