In response to Florida Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson’s allegations that Trump told Gold Star widow Natasha De Alencar in a phone conversation that her husband “knew what he signed up for,” De Alencar has now released the audio from the conversation with President Donald Trump regarding the death of her husband.
Per The Washington Post, De Alencar said she decided to share the video after she began receiving calls from reporters.
“I just decided that since the question was being asked … there was no better of seeing it than showing it.”
“I posted that video so that everyone could see that not only myself, not only my family, not only the people gave support, but the Commander in Chief also helped.”
Regarding the death of her husband, Army Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar, Trump can be heard saying, “I am so sorry to hear about the whole situation. What a horrible thing, except that he’s an unbelievable hero.”
“Thank you. I really, really appreciated it,” the widow replied. “I really do, sir.”
In the conversation, Trump also extended a courteous invite to the Oval Office should De Alencar ever be in Washington D.C.
“If you’re around Washington, you come over and see me in the Oval Office,” 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.”
In other words, De Alencar’s release of the video containing the actual audio prove that Rep. Frederica Wilson’s claims paint a rather inaccurate picture of the actual conversation.
“It was a moment of niceness that we needed because we were going through hell,” De Alencar said.