Can't stop disrespecting

Can't stop disrespecting
by digby

Eric Boehlert:

Branding Donald Trump a liar on national television, Myeshia Johnson confirmed that when the president belatedly reached out to her about the death of husband, Army Sgt. La David Johnson, he insisted that Johnson “knew what he signed up for.” Trump’s comments were deeply insulting to the family.

“He made me cry,” Myeshia told George Stephanopoulos on “Good Morning Americas” on Monday. “He couldn’t remember my husband’s name,” she said of Trump, who she said was “stumbling” around on the phone trying to find the fallen soldier’s name in a report prepared for him. “And that’s what made me upset and cry even more because my husband was an awesome soldier.”

Johnson’s husband was killed on Oct. 4 in Niger when ISIS fighters ambushed a group of one dozen American troops. Three other U.S. Special Forces troops were killed. For nearly two weeks Trump refused to mention, let alone honor, the fallen troops. (He did find time to go golfing five times during that period.)

Johnson unequivocally backed Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL), who heard Trump’s call to the family on speakerphone last week and who first told the story of Trump’s dismissive “knew what he signed up for” quote.

“What she said was 100 percent correct,” Myeshia said of Wilson. She emphasized that lots of people heard the call can also back up what Trump actually said. “Why would we fabricate something like that?”

JOHNSON: Whatever Miss Wilson said was not fabricated. What she said was 100 percent correct. It was Master Sgt. Neil, me, my aunt, my uncle and the driver and Miss Wilson in the car. The phone was on speakerphone. Why would we fabricate something like that?
STEPHANOPOULOS: Is there anything you’d like to say to the president now?
JOHNSON: No, I don’t have nothing to say to him.
Within moments of the interview, Trump lashed out at the grieving widow.

Wilson is a friend of the family and Trump has been calling her names on twitter for days and his Chief of Staff went before the press and told lies about her.She is grieving. She just buried her husband. The best thing to do is let her have her say and then move on. But no. The president is a childish bully who has to call her a liar:

I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, and spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2017

What a pathetic excuse for a human being.