It was President Donald Trump, and he wanted to talk about her husband.
In a press conference on Monday, Donald Trump was asked why he has remained silent about the deaths of the US soldiers, and responded with a shot against his predecessor. His unit came under fire by "enemy forces" in Nangarhar province, it said.
The family spoke with Vice-President Mike Pence, who grew up in the same southern in city, at the ceremony honouring the return of the soldier's remains at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.
De Alencar: Not a sports, it was academic.
That helps explain why administration officials later used careful and ambiguous language when reporters asked for confirmation that Trump had indeed called "virtually everybody" as he claimed. Her daughter had gone to the vehicle to retrieve her phone when she tearfully asked her to come downstairs.
Trump: and just an awesome, an incredible guy, and I wanted to call you and tell you that he's a great hero. She lives in Okaloosa County, Florida.
Wilson said that she didn't hear the entire conversation and Myeshia Johnson told her she couldn't remember everything that was said.
"He celebrated his 37 birthday on April 1, and seven days after his birthday, he was dead", she said. So thank you. I really, really appreciate it, I really do sir.
"I don't know if he did (call)", Trump said. What a terrible thing. "I believe that if you interviewed him personally, one on one, you would find that he is very, very empathetic and very compassionate, not only toward Gold Star families but also in regards to our active duty".
The media and select members of Congress now want you to see President Trump calling the family of a soldier who has just died in an ambush in Niger just to insult them. He researched her husband before he called and was familiar with the awards he had received, she said.
But shame on Wilson and other politicians for politicizing this and using the death of a young man who died for our country to churn up hatred over what appears to have been at most an awkwardness on the part of the president. My son is now in college in Missouri, playing football.
"I've written them personal letters", Trump said.
Natasha De Alencar describes her phone call with President Trump, who called her after her husband, Mark Rochetto De Alencar, was killed in action.
"I know that you, you wrote a letter to the White House, I think".
"It was a moment of niceness that we needed because we were going through hell", De Alencar said. "You could ask General Kelly, did he get a call from Obama?" "He was a Ranger and a Green Beret. I felt a tad bit better".
The fallout continues over President Donald Trump's condolence call to the widow of a USA soldier killed in Niger.
This photo provided by the U.S. Army shows Staff Sgt. Mark De Alencar, who was killed Saturday, April 8, 2017, in combat in Afghanistan.
Trump fired back saying Wilson "totally fabricated" what he said.
De Alencar said she understands what the soldiers' families are going through. My son is currently in college in Missouri playing football, so when I say all-around hero, yes, and for now it's like the world gets to know he is an American hero. "That is the only thing I can comment on from my heart because that is what I know is true". And yet, a new report from John Donnelly of Roll Call suggests quite the opposite: when Trump claimed he called the Gold Star families, the White House reportedly didn't even know the names of all the servicemembers who've been killed this year. It was President Trump.
"Without a glitch, I've been blessed", she said. She thought that was a handsome word to hear about her boy, "lovely". "I'm still getting people sending me letters and emailing me, 'Your kids are in our thoughts today".