Father of fallen soldier wants to join Twitter to call Trump a ‘damn liar’

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The father of a soldier killed in Iraq said he wants to 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.

Euvince Brooks told the newspaper 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.


Brooks said he was upset after Trump claimed that he had contacted every military family that had lost a son or daughter, and that 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.”

Brooks’s comments come as Trump faces backlash for comments he allegedly made to the widow of one of four U.S. soldiers killed in an ambush in Niger two weeks ago.

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.”

Johnson’s mother later confirmed Wilson’s account.

Trump denied his comments to Johnson’s widow, accusing Wilson of having “totally fabricated” her account of the call.

“I didn’t say what that congresswoman said — didn’t say it at all — she knows it,” Trump said Wednesday. “I would like her to make the statement again because I did not say what she said.”

The Washington Post also reported that Trump had promised to personally donate $25,000 to the family of another soldier killed in Afghanistan, but had not yet followed through on the commitment.

The White House pushed back against the report, saying the check “has been sent.”

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