Soldier Slain In Niger Is Laid To Rest

(SL) – One of the four soldiers killed in an ambush attack in Niger is being laid to rest today. About one-thousand people gathered to honor Army Sergeant La David Johnson at his funeral in Cooper City, Florida.

Flags across the state of Florida are flying at half-staff today, as local residents line the streets to honor Johnson’s memory. But, that’s not stopping President Trump from continuing his feud with Florida Democratic Congresswoman Frederica Wilson after she accused him of being disrespectful to Johnson’s widow.

The feud started earlier this week when Wilson claimed the President told Myeshia Johnson in a phone call that her husband “knew what he signed up for.”

The four soldiers killed in Niger, from left, Staff Sgt. Bryan C. Black, Staff Sgt. Jeremiah W. Johnson, Sgt. La David Johnson and Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright

The White House has since launched a series of attacks on Wilson, and even on the day of Johnson’s funeral. President Trump tweeted today, “I hope the Fake News Media keeps talking about Wacky Congresswoman Wilson in that she, as a representative, is killing the Democrat Party!”

*Update* More details are coming out about the ambush that killed four U.S. soldiers in Niger. NBC News is reporting that American officials now believe the special forces operators may have been set up by terrorists.

National Security Producer Courtney Kube says more details should start to come to light. Investigators suspect terrorists may have gotten word that the Green Berets and supporting soldiers were going to a meeting of elders in a village that was supportive of local ISIS affiliates.

Villagers may have then purposefully delayed the troops before they were attacked at two separate locations.


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