After Trump Disrespected A Fallen Soldier, A GoFundMe Page Raised Over $400K For The Soldier’s Children
No single gesture can heal the broken hearts in the family of a fallen soldier. But a call of condolences from the president can be a reminder of the importance of their lost family member’s service and a show of support from the country at large.
Sadly, after a call from President Donald Trump, the family of Sgt. La David T. Johnson has been forced to endure even more heartbreak. According to the Pentagon, the 25-year-old Green Beret was killed after being ambushed by ISIS militants in Niger.
Johnson has two children, ages 2 and 6, and his widow, Myeshia Johnson, is pregnant with a third child.
On Tuesday, Trump called Myeshia and other members of Johnson’s family, and Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Florida) listened in on the conference call. According to Wilson, Trump told Johnson her husband “knew what he signed up for, but I guess it still hurt.” Trump’s flippant remark had Johnson in tears. When she hung up the phone, Johnson turned to Wilson and said, “He didn’t even remember his name.”
Of course, Trump denied the reports as fake news.
Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2017
While the president can’t be bothered to show support for the family of a fallen soldier, Americans everywhere are taking up slack by donating to a GoFundMe page set up for Johnson’s children that aims to raise money for the children’s college education. It started with a goal of $5,000 but — after quickly bringing in more than $400,000 — the new goal is $1 million. The fund was set up by Wilson’s 5,000 Role Models of Excellence Program.
Last night I was hoping to raise $5,000 for a scholarship fund for #SgtLaDavidJohnson’s kids.— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) October 18, 2017
WE raised $243,018 in nine hours.
Share image via GoFundMe.
Photo Of Walmart Cashier’s Act Of Kindness Gets The Viral Treatment It Deserves It’s been shared nearly 50,000 times.
This Start-Up Wants To Put 100 Progressive Women In Congress By 2020 Project 100’s founders have decided to bridge the gap between “talk” and “action” in a fascinating way.
Twitter’s Most Hilarious Reactions To Steven Mnuchin’s Photo Shoot With A Batch Of Money They look like Bond villains.
400 Of The Richest People In America Have A Message For The GOP: Don't Cut Our Taxes The benefits, even to the wealthiest Americans, come at a steep cost.
A New Visa Card Will Let You Spend Bitcoin Like It’s Cash Cryptocurrencies just got a lot more practical.
Cards Against Humanity Bought Land On The U.S. Border So Trump Can't Build His Wall Saving America from “Injustice, lies, racism, the whole enchilada.”
After Winning The Lottery, This Entrepreneur Is Investing In A Historically Black Community He’s using his winnings to revive Fort Lauderdale’s Sistrunk Boulevard.
This Is Why Bill Gates' New $80 Million 'Digital City' Could Succeed Where Another Recent Venture Hasn’t But it might be awhile before there’s an Apple store there.
Trump Wins Visas To Hire 70 Foreign Workers For His Mar-a-Lago Resort Just a bit hypocritical?