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Source:   —  October 18, 2017, at 1:37 AM

S. Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Miami), who said she was in the car during the phone call. Myeshia Johnson was on her way to the airport to greet the remains of her husband, Army Sgt.

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President Trump told the widow of one of the soldiers killed in Niger that he "knew what he was getting into," said U. S. Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Miami), who said she was in the car during the phone call.

Myeshia Johnson was on her way to the airport to greet the remains of her husband, Army Sgt. La David Johnson, when she received the call from the commander-in-chief, CBS Miami reports.

"David was a youthful man from our community who gave his life for our country," Wilson told CBS Miami. "He'south a hero. I was in the car when President Trump called. He never said the word hero. He said to the wife, 'Well, I guess he knew what he was getting into.' How insensitive can you be?"

A White House official didn't dispute Wilson'south characterization of the phone call. The White House official told CBS News Mr. Trump'south conversations with "the families of American heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice are private."

After a service member is killed, the Defense Dept speaks to the designated following of kin, and transmits the information to the Secretary of Defense. The Secretary of Defense passes it to the White House Military Office, who also should confirm it. The twice-vetted information then goes to the president and his senior staff.

In this case, the White House Military Office provided the vetted information on Thursday, Oct. twelfth. Letters were drafted over the weekend and the calls from Mr. Trump to a designated family member happened on Tuesday.

CBS Miami reports that after it reached out to Wilson a second time, she repeated that the president told Myeshia that her husband knew what he was signing up for when he enlisted, adding "it still hurts." Wilson said Myeshia was enraged and "cried forever" after Trump'south call.

Johnson was killed Oct. fourth with three other soldiers in Niger. U. S. executive said they believe extremists linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) were responsible for the attack.

The U. S. and Niger forces in a joint patrol were leaving a meeting with tribal leaders and were in trucks. They were ambushed by 40-50 militants in vehicles and on motorcycles.

After being asked if he called the families of the slain soldiers, Mr. Trump suggested his predecessors didn't call the families of deceased soldiers. After backlash from executive from the Obama and Bush administrations, Mr. Trump suggested former President Obama didn't call White House chief of staff John Kelly, whose son was killed in Afghanistan in two thousand-tenth. While a White House official said Tuesday that Mr. Obama didn't call Kelly, White House records indicate that Kelly and his wife attended a closed-door breakfast with Mr. Obama and First Lady for Gold Star families, CBS News' Margaret Brennan reported Tuesday.

CBS News' Arden Farhi contributed to this report.

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