Gold Star widow shares her call with President Trump

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US President Donald Trump has denied making insensitive remarks during a phone call to the pregnant widow of a Special Forces soldier who was killed by Islamist militants.

"At that moment when my world was upside down and me and my kids didn't know which way we were going, it felt like I was talking to just another regular human", she said.

The Washington Post posted video of the call, which was filmed by De Alencar's children.

Her husband, the father of five, died during a firefight with Islamic State fighters in eastern Afghanistan on April 8. La David Johnson, one of the four soldiers killed in a recent ambush in Niger. "What a awful thing, except that he's an unbelievable hero", Trump says in the recording of the call, shot by one of the couple's four children.

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Trump later tweeted that the congresswoman "totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof) Sad!"

By the end of the call, President Trump invited the widow to visit the White House and meet him if she was ever in Washington DC calling Natasha and her family, "just the kind of family that we want".

Natasha De Alencar thanked Trump for the call and told him about her family.

According to a Democrat member of Congress who overheard the call, President Trump allegedly said "Well, I guess your husband knew what he was getting into, but I guess it hurts anyway".

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Trump is heard on the recording saying how sorry he was about the "whole situation". "And I'll tell you when you're around, if you could, you know the people to deal with, but if you're around Washington, you come over and see me at the Oval Office, OK?" His body was taken to Dover Air Force Base on April 10, CNN reports.

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He said her husband was "an unbelievable hero".

Trump and Natasha then talked about her children and their talents before ending the call.

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