Trump Didn't Remember Sgt. La David T. Johnson's Name But We Will

His name was La David T. Johnson. His wife's name is Myeshia Johnson. The congresswoman from Florida is Frederica Wilson. You would know none of this from Donald Trump's public statement Wednesday: "I had a very nice conversation with the woman, with the wife, who sounded like a lovely woman."He also asserted, "I didn't say what that congresswoman said, didn't say it at all. She knows it." The woman. The wife. That congresswoman. This is a Trump habit. If he doesn't name them as fellow humans, maybe he can pretend they're not quite real. Millions of Americans know otherwise. Let us start with the 25-year-old man who was not even mentioned. He is Army Sgt. La David Johnson, a member of the 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), based in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He and three other men were killed in an ambush in Niger on Oct. 4. Their names are Staff Sgt. Bryan Black, Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson and Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright.   Continue reading...

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