Kirsters Baish| It was obvious that Democratic Representative from Florida Frederica Wilson had a total meltdown after she eavesdropped on a phone call between President Donald Trump and the grieving family of fallen United States Gold Star soldier La David Johnson. Sargent Johnson was killed in Niger by Islamic militants along with three other Americans from his special ops team on October 4th.
Congresswoman Wilson had it out for President Trump since he came onto the political scene. In this case, she began condemning Trump for his “horrible remarks.” She claims that while President Trump was speaking to Myeisha Johnson, he said something along the lines of “he knew what he was getting into when he signed up, but I guess it hurts anyway.”
It’s important to note that Wilson didn’t give an exact account of what Trump said and didn’t give details about the context of the conversation. How convenient for her. I don’t think anyone in their right mind believes that President Trump, who has been extremely supportive of the military throughout the years, would actually call a grieving widow and disrespect her.
Well, Representative Wilson, the rest of America is livid with you for politicizing the death of a United States Gold Star soldier for your own political gain. Shame on you.
It seems that Wilson doesn’t quite understand how the military works. Many people are questioning if Wilson even understands what was said during the phone call. General John Kelly did a great job of explaining it. And I’m pretty sure Americans would listen to him over Wilson. He was the man who advised Trump on the phone call.
As reported by The Daily Caller:
The retired Marine said that presidents don’t typically call the next of kin of fallen troops and that he actually recommended that Trump not call. “If you elect to call a family like this it is about the most difficult thing you can imagine. There’s no perfect way to make that phone call,” the retired general said. “[Trump] called four people the other day and expressed his condolences in the best way he could and he said to me, ‘What do I say?’”
Kelly went on to say that he told the president what Kelly’s friend Marine Gen. Joe Dunford told him when Kelly’s own son died. “He said, ‘Kel, he was doing exactly what he wanted to do when he was killed. He knew what he was getting into by joining… that 1 percent. He knew what the possibilities were, because we’re at war. And when he died… he was surrounded by the best men on this earth, his friends. That’s what the president tried to say to four families the other day.”
What’s even more damning is that Wilson should have understood. She used almost the same exact words when talking about the deaths of FBI agents during a speech back in 2015.
During her speech, Wilson was quoted saying:
“Most men and women in law enforcement leave their homes knowing there is a possibility they may not return. I know that Agents Grogan and Dove knew about [Miami’s] violence when they said goodbye to their families, picked up their badges and their guns, and left home on the morning of April 11, 1986. Yet, they still answered the charge to protect their community.”
Wilson was basically saying that these FBI agents knew the risk going into the job, but they accepted those risks to do the work they chose to do. This is what makes these agents heroes, much like Sargent Johnson.
So, if Wilson understood then, what makes things so different now? Why is this situation so different? The only thing different about this situation is that Wilson saw the opportunity to politicize it and turn the entire situation against President Trump. It’s disgusting to think that this woman would take the death of a United States soldier and turn it into a tool for her political gain. Frederica Wilson should be ashamed of herself.