Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that she doesn't know if Trump warned chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE before bringing up his son in an interview.
The meeting comes after Trump received some criticism for his response to Puerto Rico after Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
"I'll leave that up to the RNC and their team to determine the best party city for us to do a victory lap", she said. Much of the island remains without electricity several weeks after Maria struck. La David Johnson, who recently died in action during a mission in Niger.
Rep. Frederica Wilson is standing by her statement that President Trump told Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt.
Sanders did not directly address whether Kelly knew that Trump would cite the death of his son in Afghanistan to question whether President Barack Obama had properly honored the war dead.
Pro tip: If they say it on "Fox & Friends", you can be sure it will soon become a White House talking point.
Sanders also said there is no recording of Trump's call with Johnson's widow.
Just because Trump called him "her guy" doesn't mean he didn't know his name, Huckabee Sanders told reporters Wednesday.
Mr. Trump tweeted early Wednesday that he had "proof" to disprove Wilson's claim, but Sanders on Wednesday said the White House doesn't have a recording of the call.
Sanders then said the whole issue had been politicized by Wilson. And so I try to make my way on the sides, the front, the back of the room, and not get stuck into one area in calling on folks.
Jones-Johnson says she was in the vehicle and "the statement is true".
Wilson, however, said there was no conversation. "He's had an incredibly successful first nine months in office, and I think the next three and a half, or two and a half, three years are going to be equally as successful, including getting tax reform done, which is going to be a big deal, and make a really big impact on most Americans, and they're going to be begging for four more years of President Trump".
He boasts: "I think I've called every family of someone who's died".
"This president certainly supports Republicans and Democrats coming to work together", she said.