Rep. Wilson: Trump White House is 'full of white supremacists'
- Author: Theresa Obrien Oct 21, 2017,
Oct 21, 2017, 0:33
On Thursday, Kelly said he had advised Trump against making the calls to the fallen soldiers' families, but that the president eventually chose to express his condolences "in the best way that he could".
"A congresswoman stood up, and in a long tradition of empty barrels making the most noise, stood up there in all of that and talked about how she was instrumental in getting the funding for that building, and how she took care of her constituents because she got the money, and she just called up President Obama, and on that phone call, he gave the money, the $20 million, to build the building, and she sat down", Kelly said Thursday.
"He said to me, 'What do I say?' I said to him, 'Sir, there is nothing you can do to lighten the burden on these families, '" Kelly said.
"I think it's so insensitive", Wilson said of Trump's comment.
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She said Boehner got the bill to the House floor for a vote in two days.
"I was stunned when I came to work yesterday morning and brokenhearted at what I saw a member of Congress doing", Kelly said.
"Absolutely stuns me. And I thought at least that was sacred".
In addition, both Trump and Kelly implied nefarious motives by Wilson in listening to that call - "SECRETLY", as Trump put it in a tweet. "He knew what the possibilities were".
The deaths of USA troops is an emotional issue for Kelly, a retired four-star general, whose son was killed by a roadside bomb while on patrol in Afghanistan in 2010. Bryan Black, Dustin Wright, and Jeremiah Johnson were the courageous soldiers who died in the Islamic State ambush in Niger. But a video of her remarks at the dedication shows she never took credit for getting the government to come up with the money for the project.
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"I know more about ISIS than the generals do, believe me", he said.
Further, Wilson claimed that one of Kelly's terms for her - an empty barrel - was "racist", even though she also said she hadn't heard of an empty barrel before.
"What the hell is my son doing back in the fight?"
The reporter pressed: Would Kelly respond to reporting on his inaccurate statement?
Kelly said he explained to Trump beforehand how he had learned about his son's death and what the officer said to him. Kelly himself said during the briefing that he had advised Trump not to make the calls, saying that neither President Barack Obama nor President George W. Bush called families in every case, and Trump should have heeded that advice. "There are other people who heard what I heard".
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