Trump said she fabricated the story and that he had "proof". "And I think to try to create something from that that the congresswoman is doing is frankly appalling and disgusting", she told reporters.
Trump's chief of staff, retired Gen. John Kelly, Sanders said, is "disgusted" by the way the issue of contacting fallen soldiers has been politicized and that "he was fine with Trump's call to the fallen soldier's wife".
"I think he's disgusted and frustrated by that", she said.
Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) told Miami ABC affiliate WPLG Tuesday that she was traveling to the airport with Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt.
"He thought the call was respectful and he thought that the president did the best job he could under those circumstances to offer condolences on behalf of the country", Sanders said. "Moreover, this account has been confirmed by family members who also witnessed Mr. Trump's incredible lack of compassion and sensitivity". He took the time to make a call to express his condolences, to thank the family for this individual's service. "Corker hasn't called me, but if he'd like to visit, I'd be happy to talk to him and certainly see if we could get him back on board and do, frankly, what the people of Tennessee elected him to do", Sanders told Hewitt. She also slammed the media for trying to make the call "into something that isn't". I don't know how you can take that any other way, ' she said. La David Johnson, after Mr. Trump claimed he had "proof" of the conversation.
In an interview Tuesday morning, conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt suggested that Trump needs to return to Cleveland, where he was nominated to be the Republican Party's presidential nominee in 2016, to be re-nominated in 2020. "And if he has any anger it's towards that". Johnson, 25, when Trump called her.