President Donald Trump has branded Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., “Wacky Congresswoman Wilson” after she politicized his phone call with a military widow. He also tweeted that he hopes the “Fake News Media” continues to give her the platform she so desperately craves because the widely-criticized lawmaker is damaging the Democratic Party.
I hope the Fake News Media keeps talking about Wacky Congresswoman Wilson in that she, as a representative, is killing the Democrat Party!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 21, 2017
Rep. Wilson claimed President Trump told the widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson that he knew what he was getting into, something just about every soldier–and every Green Beret–embraces. She was unable to even recall what President Trump actually said when pressed by reporters the day after.
President Trump is known for branding political opponents and, if past is prologue, it will not bode well for Rep. Wilson.
In her most recent comments, which came after White House Chief of Staff John Kelly slammed her during a press conference on Thursday, Rep. Wilson told The New York Times the “White House itself is full of white supremacists.”
General Kelly called her an “empty barrel” for using the death and widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson for political gain.
“It stuns me that a member of Congress would have listened in on the conversation – absolutely stuns me,” he said. “And I thought at least that was sacred. Even for someone that is that empty a barrel, we were stunned.”
When I was a kid growing up I thought a lot of things were sacred in our country. Women were sacred, looked upon with great honor. That’s obviously not the case anymore as we’ve seen from recent cases. Life was sacred. That’s gone. Religion. That seems to be gone as well. Gold Star families, I think that left in the convention over the Summer. I just thought the selfless devotion that brings a man or woman to die in the battlefield, I thought that might be sacred.