Trump's tweet followed controversy surrounding his claim earlier this week that former President Barack Obama didn't call families of fallen soldiers, something on which he would later claim ignorance.
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
He made that claim during a press conference in which he addressed the deaths of four soldiers killed in Niger on Oct. 4. One of those men was Sgt. La David Johnson, whose wife was contacted by Trump after his death.
On Wednesday morning, Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) called Trump “a sick man” as she recalled the president making insensitive remarks to Johnson's widow, who allegedly “broke down” after Trump's call with her.