Euvince Brooks, the father of a soldier killed in Iraq, said he asked his daughter to help him create a Twitter account so he can call President Trump a “damn liar” after Trump didn’t contact him following his son’s death, according to The Washington Post.
Brooks told the Post in a story published Wednesday that he has not heard from Trump since his 30-year-old son, Sgt. Roshain E. Brooks, was killed in Iraq on Aug. 13 and was upset after hearing the president claim that he had contacted every military family that had lost a son or daughter.
After watching the news Tuesday he wanted to try and get Trump’s attention on Twitter.
“I said to my daughter, ‘Can you teach me to tweet, so I can tweet at the president and tell him he’s a liar?’” Brooks told The Washington Post. “You know when you hear people lying, and you want to fight? That’s the way I feel last night. He’s a damn liar.”
The Post also reported that Trump had promised to personally donate $25,000 to the family of another soldier killed in Afghanistan and help them set up a fundraiser, but had not yet followed through on the commitment.
Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) said Tuesday that Trump had told the widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson that her husband “knew what he signed up for … but when it happens it hurts anyway.”
Wilson’s claim was later backed up by Johnson’s mother who was present during the call.