According to Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, President Trump was insensitive when he made a condolence call to Myeshia Johnson the pregnant widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed in Niger earlier this month. Wilson a critic of President Trump and who is a family friend of the Johnsons was in the car when the POTUS called and claimed claims he said that Johnson insensitively said the Sgt. “knew what he signed up for…but when it happens, it hurts anyway.”
Which is not exactly what he said, nor was it the tone he said it.
White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly was present while Trump was calling the families of the four Green Berets killed in Niger and took the opportunity to put the congresswoman in her place.
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On Thursday, he spoke at the daily press briefing and while he was talking the usual buzz from the press pool was replaced with a deafening silence, General Kelly explained the process of what happens when a soldier dies and even spoke about how he was notified of his son’s death in action and what he told the President to say on the phone calls. He emotionally explained how he was stunned the Congresswomen would listen in on the phone call. He said that he is absolutely disgusted at how the congresswoman is acting and what she is accusing Trump of. He said he can’t believe that she would listen in on the call the begin with, and then to exploit it afterward.
Frederica Wilson doesn’t really have an emotional attachment for our military heroes. After all, according to VoteSmart.org she voted against every military or veterans oriented legislation since she was first elected to Congress, except for the one where she didn’t record a vote…