Frederica Wilson and John Kelly
The war of words between a Florida congresswoman and a former aide to President Donald Trump continued in recent days as U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., slammed retired Gen. John Kelly, a former White House chief of staff.
Back in October 2017, Kelly weighed in on Wilson’s account about what the president said to the widow and family of an American soldier killed in the line of duty in Niger. Kelly lost his son in the line of duty in Afghanistan in 2010.
Wilson made headlines across the nation when she offered her account of Trump’s call to the family of Sgt. La David Johnson who was killed in October 2017. The Florida Democrat said Trump told Johnson’s widow that her husband “knew what he signed up for.”
Trump denied Wilson’s account of the conversation even as Johnson’s mother told the Washington Post that “President Trump did disrespect my son and my daughter and also me and my husband.”
Kelly spoke to the media and criticized Wilson taking to the national airwaves to offer her account of the conversation.
“I was stunned when I came to work yesterday morning and broken hearted when I