"You, @realDonaldTrump, are a worthless, pathetic man," writes Olivia Wilde.
Hollywood is speaking out after President Donald Trump allegedly made "insensitive" comments towards the wife of a fallen soldier.
Congresswoman Frederica Wilson of Florida said she overheard a phone call POTUS made to the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, a U.S. soldier killed in Niger by Islamist militants this month. According to her, he told her that her husband "knew what he signed up for, but I guess it still hurts."
The president responded to the backlash on Twitter Wednesday morning saying Wilson's comments were completely fabricated, as Wilson herself stood by her account.
Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2017
I stand my account of the call with @realDonaldTrump and was not the only one who heard and was dismayed by his insensitive remarks.— Rep Frederica Wilson (@RepWilson) October 18, 2017
Wilson also appeared on CNN Wednesday morning to add, "I have proof, too: this man is a sick man," saying Johnson's widow "broke down" after the call and said Trump "didn't even know his name."
See how celebrities and media figures alike have slammed the president's alleged comments:
Kneeling at a football game has nothing to do w disrespecting our military— THIS — this has EVERYTHING to do w it https://t.co/meAV3remSV— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) October 18, 2017
This.— Merrin Dungey (@RealMerrinD) October 18, 2017
Plus and then add the fact that 45 is a racist. https://t.co/JCGtb0y6Ve
donald trump is a cruel bastard https://t.co/8jzvK6Ne0F— ROSIE (@Rosie) October 18, 2017
You don't have proof of anything except you lying repeatedly on camera every time you speak. You shouldn't be allowed to talk at all. https://t.co/1b59UXDQij— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) October 18, 2017
I agree. He has turned into Alex Baldwin's impression of him. https://t.co/jzU2brVpmm— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) October 18, 2017
Just a reminder that the president is a grifter garbage person who is calling a military widow a liar— Leslie Grossman (@MissLeslieG) October 18, 2017
I LOATHE THE CURRENT @POTUS— Tituss Burgess (@TitussBurgess) October 18, 2017
The sociopath strikes again. Tells grieving widow her husband knew what he signed up for. DT is simply a disgusting human being.— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) October 18, 2017
They say it’s not about race, they’re just outraged by kneeling that “disrespects our military.”— Robin Thede (@robinthede) October 18, 2017
So are you outraged now?#SgtLaDavidJohnson
Mrs. Johnson, I cannot begin to imagine your loss. Your family & all who mourn Sgt. Johnson are in my prayers & those of countless Americans https://t.co/c2yjnznn1N— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) October 18, 2017
Donald Trump is an awful, awful person and saying so doesnt make you biased or partisan. It just makes you humanhttps://t.co/rYGUDfzKeh— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) October 18, 2017
Trump mocked McCain for getting captured, attacked a Gold Star family, lied about Obama calling the families of fallen soldiers, and politicized Kelly’s son's death. This is not a man burdened by empathy for those who served.— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) October 17, 2017
Honestly, I can't imagine the grief of losing a child in the military and then having to talk to Donald Trump about it— Adam Feldman (@FeldmanAdam) October 17, 2017
Speechless.— Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) October 18, 2017
Trump to widow of Sgt. La David Johnson: 'He knew what he signed up for' https://t.co/DBQPBedv8K
This is how Trump spoke to the pregnant widow of a fallen soldier. Unconscionable. pic.twitter.com/VnhPCbzJyL— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) October 18, 2017
Trump saying the death of #SgtLaDavidJohnson was "what he signed up for" is terrible.— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) October 18, 2017
Calling a soldier's widow a liar is worse.
Trump to NFL: "How dare you disrespect our soldiers."— Rick Reilly (@ReillyRick) October 18, 2017
Trump to dead soldier's mom: "He knew what he was signing up for."
The man is sick.
Trump disrespects fallen soldier in call to widow, destroying his own persecution of NFL Players. HE’S F*CKING CRAZY pic.twitter.com/oH9It89tmJ— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) October 18, 2017
If you’re able to, please consider donating to fund scholarships for fallen soldier, Sgt. La David Johnson’s, kids. https://t.co/jUEYfif0by— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) October 18, 2017
“He knew what he signed up for”— amber ruffin (@ambermruffin) October 18, 2017
-A man who has no idea what he signed up for.
In Trump's defense, he's a racist sociopath who struggles to approximate baseline human decency. https://t.co/bSXGApa46A— Scott Tobias (@scott_tobias) October 18, 2017
Sadly, Trump had no idea what he had signed up for.— Miles Kahn (@mileskahn) October 18, 2017
"I'm so sorry for your loss. But don't you think I'm doing a great job? Let me tell you how hard it is to make these calls. And no other president has ever called you, right?"— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) October 18, 2017