The aunt of an Army sergeant killed in Niger, who raised the soldier as her son, said Wednesday that Trump had shown disrespect to the family as he telephoned them to extend condolences as they drove to the Miami airport to receive his body. Sgt. La David Johnson was one of four American soldiers killed nearly two weeks ago; Trump called the families on Tuesday.
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Godwin Carty, president of the Anguilla Progressive Association of New-Florida branch, has been collecting generators, canned food, baby supplies, macaroni, rice, flour, cleaning supplies such as mops and disinfectants and equipment to help secure tarps atop buildings whose roofs blew away. Caribbean diaspora associations in New York and New Jersey were quickly able to start collecting and shipping relief supplies, but South Florida communities had to put those activities on hold to wait out the storm and assess their own damage, Carty said. His parents and siblings in Anguilla survived, but they lost their roof and expect to be without power for a long time — which puts his two days without power in the Miami area into perspective, Carty said.
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