This is a conversation that no one should be having. This is a conversation of which White House Chief of Staff, John Kelly, who lost a son in combat had to address. Rep. Frederica Wilson should be ashamed, ASHAMED!
Wilson had no right listening on such a private and sensitive moment between President Donald J. Trump and the widow of one of those soldiers, Army Sgt. La David Johnson.
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said Thursday he was “stunned” and “broken-hearted” after a condolence call President Trump made to the widow of a slain soldier turned into a public and political spectacle pitting the administration against a Democratic lawmaker.
In a rare and emotional moment from the White House briefing room podium, Kelly condemned Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., for listening to that phone call and then criticizing the president’s tone in the press.
“I was stunned when I came to work, when I saw what a member of Congress was doing, listened in on a phone call from the president,” Kelly told reporters.
“It stuns me that a member of Congress would have listened in on that conversation … I thought at least that was sacred,” he said[…]
Below is today’s White House press briefing including Kelly’s statement in its entirety.
Progressives think so little of their constituents and the men and women who serve(d) and/or have made the ultimate sacrifice. What Wilson has done is exactly what Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson does when a Black man or woman is shot and killed by a law enforcement officer.
Hear me out. They take ownership of a loss when the family is most vulnerable to use it for their own agenda except, of course, when the person perishes at the hands of another Black person. Black on Black homicides is not worth their time and before the grieving family knows it, they’re deceased family member is indebted to race baiters and their agenda.
Despicable indeed but this is where Frederica Wilson is going. The family of Army Sgt. Johnson will be expected to speak out and march against the President when Wilson calls in her chips next year when Wilson is up for re-election and again in 2020 when Trump runs for re-election. This bitch needed a dead Black body to feather her cap. The fact that Army Sgt. Johnson is a hero who died serving his country means nothing.
SHAME! Any politician incapable of honoring the fallen should stay away as far as possible.
Other Fox News articles on the subject:
- WH slams WaPo article claiming Trump failed to send promised $25G check to fallen soldier’s father
- Sanders slams Dem rep’s criticism of Trump call to Army widow: ‘Appalling and disgusting’
And my earlier post here at Grumpy Opinions entitled, Voting Record Show Florida Progressive Voted “NAY” on Pro-VA and Veteran Measures.
Cross-posted on Wow! Magazine.
************************Thank you for stopping by Grumpy Opinions and while you are here, please SUBSCRIBE to our Grumpy Opinions newsletter to receive our emails. You can also subscribe to Grumpy Opinions’ in our right sidebar or if you have a WordPress.com account, in our WordPress.com READER in the admin panel on the top left. Social media accounts: