Four days later, on April 12, De Alencar was with the casualty officer when his phone rang.
Booker said "not really" when asked if she wanted to hear from Trump.
A Gold Star mother who lost her son "never got a call" from former President Obama, but what she received from Melania Trump was priceless. They often visited Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the Dover Air Force Base in DE, where the remains of the fallen often are taken.
"I'm so sorry to hear about the whole situation". What a, what a awful thing, except that he's an unbelievable hero.
When she got there, two men from the Armytold her that her husband had been shot dead in Afghanistan. They all loved him, just like you do. You know, just like you do, I mean, he's just a special guy. My husband is, to me, he was already my hero to be honest with you.
The couple have five children between them: Deshaun Osbourne, 20, Octavia Osbourne, 18, Rodrigo De Alencar 16, Tatiyana De Alencar, 13, and Marcos De Alencar, 5.
Trump: "That's so unbelievable, that's so incredible". "The president's made contact with all of the families that have been presented to him through the White House Military Office", White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a briefing the day after Trump's statement.
Trump: He got an academic scholarship, not a sports scholarship? "But this time it was not a celebration", De Alencar told CNN on Thursday night.
De Alencar: Me and my husband we never had to worry.
Trump: Are your other kids, are your other kids all outstanding, or do you have some good and some not quite as good?
"Say hello to your children, and tell them your father he was a great hero that I respected", Trump said.
"Stop the damn lying - you're the President". Time is the key.
De Alencar's world changed on that day in April.
Trump: Take care of yourself.
De Alencar said it was important to record the call. "To me, that is something that you can say in a conversation, but you shouldn't say that to a grieving widow". "The family is very careful that they do not want to be pulled into a partisan slugfest", Boyle said.
Mark and Natasha De Alencar got married in 2008 after 15 years together. Relatives of people who had suffered those losses. She says these efforts "will actually have an effect".
And in a White House meeting on tax overhaul, Trump said that he "didn't say what that congresswoman said, didn't say it at all". Johnson was among four servicemen killed in Niger earlier this month.
But this controversy over the president's possibly clumsy call to the family of a fallen soldier shows just how low things can go. "Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof)". La David Johnson's widow Myeshia Johnson said that Trump had been insensitive and upset her by his call.
The backlash over his remark prompted the president to direct anyone questioning if Obama made calls to families of fallen troops to speak to Gen. John Kelly whose son was killed in Afghanistan in 2010.