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Who Is Frederica Wilson, the Cowboy-Hat-Wearing Florida Democrat Fighting Trump?

Who Is Frederica Wilson, the Cowboy-Hat-Wearing Florida Democrat Fighting Trump?

The Trump White House invented a story for the speech and flat out lied to smear a member of Congress because she had the nerve to let the public know how this president insulted the family of a fallen soldier.

Sgt. Johnson was killed in action October 4 in Niger when his group was ambushed by what are being described as 50 Islamic militants armed with rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns.

You can say, 'I'm so sorry for your loss. The Democratic congresswoman had criticized Trump's recent condolence call to the widow of Sgt.

Wilson incited controversy Wednesday when she accused President Donald Trump of disrespecting the widow of a soldier who was recently killed in Niger by saying that her husband "knew what he was getting into". He knew what he was getting into by joining that one percent, he knew what the possibilities were because we're at war.

"There was a lot of grandstanding and he was stunned that she'd taken the opportunity to make it about herself", Sanders said Friday, doubling down on the claim.

Kelly also described how families are notified when a service member is killed, saying an officer is dispatched to the family's home early in the morning, waits for the first light to come on and then knocks on the door to deliver the devastating news.

Wilson, after hearing the remarks, said she feels "sympathy" for Gen. Kelly and the loss of his son, but insisted he can't just "go on TV and lie".

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Wilson also recognized other members of Congress, including then-House Speaker John Boehner, for their key roles in helping to get the legislation quickly through Congress.

"President Trump, two days ago, said that he never said that".

It appears, according to General Kelly, he did. The family of Army Sergeant Jonathon Hunter, who was killed in an August suicide bombing in Afghanistan, was told to expect a call from Trump.

But the president, he said, insisted that he thought it was the right thing to do. During her speech, Wilson said, "It is a miracle, to say the least, but it speaks to the respect that our Congress has for the Federal Bureau of Investigation". Those calls, he said as he fought back tears, were the most important.

In addition, both Trump and Kelly implied nefarious motives by Wilson in listening to that call - "SECRETLY", as Trump put it in a tweet.

Brianna Keilar was struck by Huckabee Sanders' "absurd statement" about the media continuing to cover this, while former retired Rear Admiral and State Department spokesman John Kirby agreed that of course Kelly "should be questioned" and scrutinized by the press. And he told Trump what he was told when his own son was killed in action. "There were other people who heard what I heard".


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