NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - Gold star widow Natasha De Alencar has released video taken of a phone conversation she had with President Donald Trump in April. The Washington post posted the video on its website.
He called to offer condolences about the death of her husband, Army Staff Sgt. Mark De Alencar, who was killed in Afghanistan.
“I am so sorry to hear about the whole situation. What a horrible thing, except that he’s an unbelievable hero,” Trump told her in the call.
“Thank you. I really, really appreciated it,” she said. “I really do, sir.”
Trump also told the widow to visit him at the White House if she ever came to Washington, D.C.
He said. “You just come over and see me because you are just the kind of family … this is what we want.”
“Say hello to your children, and tell them your father he was a great hero that I respected,” Trump said. “Just tell them I said your father was a great hero.”
The phone call was released after a Florida Democratic claimed that President Trump recently told a Gold Star widow “he knew what he signed up for.”