ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017
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(White House: Cecilia Vega) The feud over President Trump's phone call to the family of a fallen soldier examined; scenes shown of widow Myeshia Johnson at the casket of her husband Sgt. La David Johnson. [Representative Frederica WILSON- recounts what Trump told Mrs. Johnson & he never called him by name.] [Today, TRUMP - recounts his conversation with the wife.] Trump's tweet claiming the Congresswoman fabricated what was said & a statement from Johnson's parent Cowanda Jones-Johnson about the call quoted. [White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders - defends the calls & contacts.] Trump's earlier claim President Obama did not call the families of fallen soldiers recalled. [October 16, TRUMP - says a lot of presidents did not make calls.] [On radio, October 17, TRUMP - says I have called everybody.] [Senator Lindsey GRAHAM - outlines what we all should say to families of the fallen, so we got off base.] What another father has said about a promised check from the president & the White House explanation discussed.
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