It would seem that Gen. Kelly doesn’t ever mince his words.
General John Kelly, White House Chief of Staff, was interviewed for the debut of Laura Ingram’s show on Fox News. Kelly said that he’s not going to apologize to Rep. Frederica Wilson (FL-D) for misrepresenting her statements. He absolutely refused.
To recap, Kelly was ‘stunned’ when he saw that Rep. Wilson was trying to politicize a call from the President to a Gold Star family. President Trump had called Gold Star widow, Myeshia Johnson, after the loss of her husband, U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson in Niger. Mrs. Johnson was upset by the President’s comments, and Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, a friend of the family, overheard the phone call and politicized it.
White House chief of staff John Kelly, in an extraordinary and at times emotional statement Thursday, said he was “stunned” by what a Democratic congresswoman told reporters after she listened in on President Donald Trump’s call to the widow of a fallen soldier.
Kelly is himself a Gold Star father, and he advised the President to not make the call. When the President insisted that he wanted to, he asked what he should say. Kelly responded:
“He was doing exactly what he wanted to do when he was killed. He knew what he was getting into by joining that 1%. He knew what the possibilities were because we were at war,” Kelly said, channeling Dunford’s words to him upon the death of Kelly’s son. “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 the four families the other day.”
Kelly said that Rep. Wilson had been bragging about receiving funding for the FBI building at the dedication, but Rep. Wilson was bragging about naming the building.
White House chief of staff John Kelly stands by his comments related to his feud with Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., even after video footage revealed he mischaracterized Wilson’s remarks at a dedication of an FBI building.
Fox News host Laura Ingraham asked Kelly on Monday night if he felt like he had something to apologize for following the remarks.
“Oh, no. No. Never. Well, I’ll apologize if I need to,” he said. “But for something like that, absolutely not. I stand by my comments.”
Source: Washington Examiner
Watch the full interview here: (The comments regarding Rep. Wilson begin at the 13-minute mark:
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