A normal GOP president would probably be talking about ISIS's defeat in Raqqa. But, no, better to feud w grieving gold star family.— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) October 18, 2017
Perhaps appropriately, we could just let this be fought out on Twitter:
And the Representative from Florida accommodated the President:Pres. Trump denies lawmaker's account of call with fallen soldier's family: "Didn't say what that congresswoman said. Didn't say it at all." pic.twitter.com/3im4BzfQdr— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) October 18, 2017
And we're back to: "What was the proof, Mr. President?"I still stand by my account of the call b/t @realDonaldTrump and Myeshia Johnson. That is her name, Mr. Trump. Not "the woman" or "the wife"— Rep Frederica Wilson (@RepWilson) October 18, 2017
Meanwhile, the White House is already waffling on what Trump said during the phone call:
According to a source close to the president, President Donald Trump was "misunderstood" in his comments to an army widow, and only meant to console her - though an early morning tweet issued by the president bypassed his condolences to tear into Congresswoman Wilson.
"This president cares deeply. Maybe he said something that was misunderstood, but he certainly cares about fallen servicemen and women," the source said speaking on background.
It is the first indication from anyone in the administration the president misspoke when speaking with U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson’s widow Tuesday.
Clearly anonymous for a reason, since Trump is insisting he did nothing wrong. Even his own staff don't believe him; or they overheard him, and know what he said. Why are we all stuck on the playground with this man-child?
Raw Story says Trump was "pouty" when he repeated that he wasn't rude on the phone. The video makes that point for them. He looks like a child called on what he said to a schoolmate, and denying the whole thing because he won't admit what actually happened. And not the least part, that he can't call the widow by name; news reports now say the widow, crying in the car, after the call, complained that Trump didn't know her husband's name. Does anyone doubt it?