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Gold Star Widow Says She Did Not Write Facebook Post Slamming Rep. Wilson

Gold Star Widow Says She Did Not Write Facebook Post Slamming Rep. Wilson
Myeshia Johnson. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 22 October 2017 06:44 PM

A Facebook post slamming Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., and attributed to the Gold Star widow of one of the soldiers killed in the Niger attack is fake, ABC reporter Michael Del Moro tweeted Sunday.

Myeshia Johnson’s husband, Army Sgt. La David Johnson, was one of four Green Berets killed in early October during an ISIS ambush in Niger. Donald Trump called her after the incident, but Wilson said the president was insensitive during the call and told Myeshia Johnson that David, “knew what he signed up for … but when it happens it hurts anyways.”

Since, Wilson and Trump have jabbed at each other on Twitter, with Wilson calling the Niger incident “Trump’s Benghazi.”

The Facebook post has been circulating since Oct. 17.

It reads: "I want to set the record straight! I'm getting sick and tired of this so called politician using my husband as a political platform," the now-debunked post reads.

"Even buy [sic] her own words she did not hear all of the conversation she only heard part of it. This is what actually was said. 'They know the risk, they know what they sign up for but they still volunteer to put their lives on the line for their fellow Americans. We owe them a debt that can never be repaid.' "

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A Facebook post slamming Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., and attributed to a Gold Star widow is fake, ABC reporter Michael Del Moro tweeted Sunday.
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