Frederica called herself a ‘rock star’ for the cheap political points she’s trying to score. But she’s just another sad clown.
Rather than sending a form letter, Trump stepped up and did the hard thing. He picked up the phone spoke directly to the family members of the soldiers who lost their lives and personally offered his condolences.
And what does Frederica Wilson do?
She eavesdrops on the phone call of condolences… quotes him without context… and tries to whip up a firestorm of fake outrage.
(And she did it for her own self-aggrandizement, obviously. She DID brag about being a ‘rock star’ after all.)
General John Kelly himself, when asked, had coached Trump on what to say. And he later had a reply to Wilson.
Leveraging the private conversation where the President consoles the next of kin for cheap political points?
For a brave young serviceman to become nothing more than a political means to an end for Frederica Wilson? That’s cold. Even Ambulance-chasers would blush for the shame she ought to feel.
She owes a personal apology to the family who ought to be given space to quietly grieve in peace. But she’ll never give it.
General Kelly’s reply to her was nothing but class.
First, he explained that the words Trump used were borrowed from the ones he himself had been comforted with.
[And here is the key idea in his comments]
I was stunned when I came to work yesterday morning. Broken-hearted at what I saw a member of Congress doing. A member of Congress who listened in on a phone call from the President of the United States to a young wife.
And in his way, tried to express that opinion that he’s a brave man. A fallen hero. He knew what he was getting himself into, because he enlisted … and he was where he wanted to be, with exactly the people he wanted to be with when his life was taken. That was the message. The message that was transmitted.
It STUNS me that a member of Congress would have listened in on that conversation. Absolutely STUNS me. And I thought, at least THAT was sacred.
(Going through a list of things that were once ‘sacred’ but aren’t anymore, he concluded:)
But I just thought the selfless devotion that brings a man or woman to die on the battlefield — I just thought that that might be sacred.
There was a time when some things were still sacred.
Doubling down on her pettiness, Wilson kept swinging. Because what’s classier than calling General Kelly a liar when you’re outed for eavesdropping on a private phone call, and gossiping about what you THINK you heard?
‘John Kelly’s trying to keep his job,’ Wilson told Politico. ‘He will say anything. There were other people who heard what I heard,’ she said, in reference to the president’s condolence call.
Riiight. Gen Kelly’s is so short on integrity that he’d gladly lie about something as close to his heart as fallen soldiers, of whom his own son was one, just to keep his job?
That sort of cheap opportunism sounds more like her department.
And, predictably, she’s calling him a racist, too.
The Florida Democrat also accused Kelly of using a ‘racist’ epithet against her during a White House news conference on Thursday afternoon, where he compared her to an ’empty barrel.’
Wilson said that after looking it up in the dictionary, she had concluded that ’empty barrel’ is a ‘racist term.’ —DailyMail
No, Frederica. It’s actually more personal than that. He was insulting your character.
You are an ’empty barrel’. A lightweight. Inconsequential. Unimportant. Lacking gravitas.
We might add… a shameless showboat, an attention whore, an inconsiderate shrew, and — quite possibly — a moron.
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