Donald Trump has been in some pretty hot water after Congresswoman Frederica Wilson spoke out about being in the car with the widow of La David Johnson when she received a call from President Trump. Wilson spoke of the disgust she felt as she heard the commander-in-chief disrespecting the memory of the soldier recently killed in Niger.
The president allegedly did not know the name of the soldier, and told his wife that he knew what he signed up for when enlisting in the military, downplaying the sacrifice Johnson made for this country in what many are calling a racially motivated act. Trump reportedly said:
Johnson “knew what he was signing up for, but I guess it hurts anyway.”
The Donald has since made a few excuses and called Rep. Wilson a downright liar.
Now, Washington Post has released a new story stating that, during another call to a father of a fallen soldier, Trump made a promise he did not follow through on.
According to WaPo:
“Chris Baldridge, the father of Army Cpl. Dillon Baldridge, told The Washington Post that Trump called him at his home in Zebulon, N.C., a few weeks after his 22-year-old son and two fellow soldiers were gunned down by an Afghan police officer in a suspected insider attack June 10. Their phone conversation lasted about 15 minutes, Baldridge said, and centered for a time on the father’s struggle with the manner in which his son was killed.”
The father of the fallen hero had this to say about the encounter:
“He said, ‘I’m going to write you a check out of my personal account for $25,000,’ and I was just floored. I could not believe he was saying that, and I wish I had it recorded because the man did say this. He said, ‘No other president has ever done something like this,’ but he said, ‘I’m going to do it.’”
A White House spokesperson released a disgusting comment after the story went viral, saying:
“The check has been sent. It’s disgusting that the media is taking something that should be recognized as a generous and sincere gesture, made privately by the President, and using it to advance the media’s biased agenda.”
What the White House hasn’t established is when the check was sent.
We are guessing some time Wednesday morning.