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Trump tells pregnant war widow her late husband 'knew what he signed up for'
Sgt. La David Johnson’s coffin arriving at Miami International Airport (Picture: local10.com)

President Donald Trump reportedly told a pregnant war widow that her husband ‘knew what he signed up for’.

Trump has been heavily criticised for comments made to the Myeshia Johnson, the wife of Sgt. LA David Johnson, 25, who was one of the four US special forces soldiers killed in Niger.

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The president called Mrs Johnson, a grieving widow pregnant with her late husband’s child, to give his condolences.

According to Rep. Frederica Wilson, who was sitting beside Mrs Johnson during the call, Trump told the grieving widow that her husband ‘knew what he signed up for… but when it happens it hurts anyway.’

Trump tells pregnant war widow her late husband 'knew what he signed up for'
Myeshia Johnson lost her husband Sgt. La David Johnson after he was killed on duty in Niger (Picture: US Army)
Trump tells pregnant war widow her late husband 'knew what he signed up for'
Myeshia Johnson is expecting her husband Sgt. La David Johnson’s child (Picture: Facebook)

Rep. Wilson, a Florida congresswoman, says she was in the car with Myeshia Johnson on the way to Miami International Airport to meet the body of Johnson’s husband, Sgt. La David Johnson, when Trump called.

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Wilson says she heard part of the conversation on speakerphone.

When asked by Miami station WPLG if she indeed heard Trump say that she answered: ‘Yeah, he said that. To me, that is something that you can say in a conversation, but you shouldn’t say that to a grieving widow.’

She added: ‘That’s so insensitive.’

Sgt. Johnson was among four servicemen killed in an ambush in Niger earlier this month.

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Trump tells pregnant war widow her late husband 'knew what he signed up for'
Myeshia Johnson with her husband before his death (Picture: Facebook)

Wilson says she didn’t hear the entire conversation and Myeshia Johnson told her she couldn’t remember everything that was said.

The White House are yet to comment.

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