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Widow of first soldier slain under Trump releases phone call

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The widow of a fallen soldier killed in Afghanistan released a recording of her phone conversation with President Trump — and said his kind words helped give her family strength.

Natasha De Alencar received the call in April when her husband, Staff Sgt. Mark De Alencar, became the first U.S. combat death in Afghanistan in 2017.

She turned on the speaker phone, waiting on hold for 15 minutes with her children nearby, when Trump’s voice came through the line.

“I am so sorry to hear about the whole situation. What a horrible 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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“I am so sorry to hear about the whole situation. What a horrible 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 and



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