Trump Supporters Were Duped By A Facebook Hoax About Sgt. La David Johnson’s Widow

As if the poor woman hasn’t already been through enough, Myeshia Johnson, widow of fallen U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson, has become the center of a nasty Facebook hoax. Over the weekend, some Trump supporters shared the screenshot of a Facebook account purported to be Johnson’s, in which she supposedly criticizes Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson for lying and exploiting her family for political gain — when in fact, Johnson actually corroborated Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson’s account of the insensitive phone call she received from President Trump on Good Morning America Monday morning.

The tweet below is just one of dozens, if not hundreds, of accounts that are tweeting the screenshot:

The post reads:

I want to set the record straight! I’m getting sick and tired of this so called politician using my husband as a political platform. Even buy her own words she did not hear all of the conversation she only heard part of it. This is what was actually said. “They know the risk, they know what they sign up for but they still volunteer to put their lives on the line for their fellow Americans. We owe them a debt that cannot be repaid!

As Arc Digital points out, aside from Johnson herself disputing Trump’s version of how the phone call went down, an easy giveaway to the post being fake is that the profile picture is square instead of round, as Facebook changed its layout design in August of 2017. Many Trump supporters sharing and commenting on the post are going so far to challenge those attempting to discredit it by asking the individuals to “prove it’s fake” rather than bothering to do their due diligence to learn if it’s real.

Let’s just take a moment to remember that this is all started because Trump was asked at a press conference last week why he had not not yet acknowledged the attack that killed four United States soldiers. Instead of being able to grieve in peace, this is yet another ordeal that the Johnson family is being forced to endure during this difficult time.

(Via Arc Digital)