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Soldier's Widow: Trump's Condolence Call 'a Moment of Niceness'

(The Washington Post)

By    |   Friday, 20 October 2017 09:25 AM

The widow of an Army Staff Sgt. Mark De Alencar, who was killed in Afghanistan in April, is opening up about the condolence call she received from President Donald Trump and calling it "a moment of niceness."

Natasha De Alencar shared her story and a recording of Trump's call with The Washington Post.

Her husband, the father of five, died during a firefight with Islamic State fighters in eastern Afghanistan on April 8. She received a call from Trump four days later.

Trump is heard on the recording saying how sorry he was about the "whole situation." He said her husband was "an unbelievable hero." And he invited her to make a visit to the White House.

"If you're around Washington, you come over and see me in the Oval Office," he said.

He asked about the couple's five children and said: "Tell them their father was a great hero that I respected."

De Alencar said she was touched by the call.

"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," she said.

"It was a moment of niceness that we needed because we were going through hell."

The release of the call came as controversy continues over the contents of a call Trump made to the widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson, who had been killed by ISIS fighters in Niger.

Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., claimed Trump told the widow that her husband "knew what he signed up for, but I guess it still hurt," CNN reported.

Trump has called that account "a total lie."

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The widow of an Army Staff Sgt. Mark De Alencar, who was killed in Afghanistan in April, is opening up about the condolence call she received from President Donald Trump and calling it "a moment of niceness."
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