A Republican senator says President Trump has shown more respect for U.S. troops during his first nine months in office than former President Barack Obama did in eight years.
Trump “has shown more respect for our troops in the first nine months then the prior president did in his eight years of office,” Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) told reporters on Wednesday.
“The president shows a lot of respect for our troops, up to and including the practice that we’ve seen in certain professional teams to not respect the image of the flag that these men and women are fighting and dying for — so I think he’s done a good job,” Tillis said.
The senator’s remarks come in the wake of Florida Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson’s claim that Trump told Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, that “he knew what he signed up for, but I guess it still hurt.”
“President Trump did disrespect my son and my daughter and also me and my husband,” said Johnson’s mother, Cowanda Jones-Johnson, who told The Washington Post that she was also in the car during the call.
President Trump has repeatedly denied he made the remark during the call, saying the claim was “fabricated” by the Congresswoman.