President Trump’s call, “was a moment of niceness that we needed because we were going through hell.”
Gold star widow Natasha De Alencar, whose husband was killed in Afghanistan, released the audio of her call with President Trump amid the controversy over allegations he was insensitive to the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson.
“It was a moment of niceness that we needed because we were going through hell,” De Alencar, whose husband Army Staff Sgt. Mark De Alencar, was killed in a firefight on April 8, told The Washington Post.
The Daily Caller reports.
Gold star widow Natasha De Alencar released the audio of a phone conversation she had with President Donald Trump in April about the death of her husband who was killed in Afghanistan.
“I am so sorry to hear about the whole situation. What a horrible thing, except that he’s an unbelievable hero,” Trump told her in the call about her husband Army Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar, which The Washington Post released.
“Thank you. I really, really appreciated it,” she said. “I really do, sir.”
Trump also told the widow if she is ever in Washington D.C. that she is welcome in the Oval Office.
“If you’re around Washington, you come over and see me in the Oval Office,” he said. “You just come over and see me because you are just the kind of family … this is what we want.”
“Say hello to your children, and tell them your father he was a great hero that I respected,” Trump said. “Just tell them I said your father was a great hero.”
The phone call was released after White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly pushed back against Florida Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson’s criticism that Trump told a Gold Star widow “he knew what he signed up for.”