A Florida congresswoman said the family of a U.S. service member killed in Niger was “astonished” when President Donald Trump suggested in a condolence call that the soldier “must’ve known what he signed up for.”

Rep. Frederica Wilson told NBC Miami that she heard the president’s comment to Sgt. La David T. Johnson’s widow, Myeshia, on a speakerphone as they were traveling together Tuesday to meet his body.

“He said, ‘But you know he must’ve known what he signed up for,'” Wilson, a Democrat, recounted Trump saying more than once during the call to express his sympathy. Wilson said the conversation lasted three to five minutes.

“Everyone knows when you go to war you could possibly not come back alive, but you don’t remind a grieving widow of that,” Wilson said. “That’s so insensitive.”

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