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Trump's Call to Gold Star Widow Recorded, Shows Real Side

By    |   Sunday, 22 October 2017 05:09 PM

President Donald Trump called Natasha De Alencar in April, four days after her husband, Army Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar, had been killed in Afghanistan, praising her husband as "an unbelievable hero," The Washington Post reported Friday.

De Alencar was surrounded by her five children when she took the call from the president, as one of her daughters filmed the conversation.

Trump told her he was sorry about the "whole situation" and twice invited her to Washington.

"If you're around Washington, you come over and see me in the Oval Office," Trump said during the four-minute conversation.

He asked De Alencar about her oldest son, a college football player at Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Missouri, and inquired about her four other children. Trump asked her to say "Hello" to them for him and to "tell them their father was a great hero that I respected."

"It was a moment of niceness that we needed because we were going through hell," De Alencar said. "At that moment when my world was upside down and me and my kids didn't know which way we were going, it felt like I was talking to just another regular human."

De Alencar's husband, a member of the 7th Special Forces Unit, was killed April 8 while battling ISIS fighters in eastern Afghanistan.

De Alencar said she decided to share the video "so that everyone could see that not only myself, not only my family, not only the people gave support, but the Commander in Chief also helped."

Trump of late has been in a verbal back and forth with Florida Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson over comments she claimed were insensitive when he spoke to the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson. Johnson died in an ambush in Niger.

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