Rep. Frederica Wilson (Dem, FL) has gained much attention this week over her spat with President Trump, and she recognizes it.
News outlets, who previously ignored Wilson are now reaching out to speak with her and she is soaking up every second of it…so much that she referred to herself a “Rock Star” in an interview. And now she is using her time in the spotlight to attack the Trump Administration and echo past failed claims that they are racist…all in the name of a fallen soldier.
During a Thursday presser, The White House led by John Kelly and Sarah Sanders spoke out about Rep. Wilsons claim that President Trump told a widow of a fallen soldier that he “knew what he signed up for.” Kelly said he was “broken-hearted” Rep. Wilson was involved in the call, and threw a couple of jabs to counter, including her past and present, referring to her as an “empty barrel.”
Rep. Wilson sat down with New York Times to take a swipe back at the White House’s comments on Thursday. Here’s what she said to The New York Times:
“I feel very sorry for him [John Kelly] because he feels such a need to lie on me and I’m not even his enemy. I just can’t even imagine why he would fabricate something like that. That is absolutely insane. I’m just flabbergasted because it’s very easy to trace.”
She then, per the NYT made the following accusation without specifically naming any names:
“The White House itself is full of white supremacists.”
“They are making themselves look like fools. They have no credibility. They are trying to assassinate my character, and they are assassinating their own because everything they say is coming out and shown to be a lie.”
After Wilson’s interview, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders doubled down on comments made by John Kelly.
Here are comments made by Sanders at her presser:
“As Gen. Kelly pointed out, if you’re able to make a sacred act like honoring American heroes all about yourself, you’re an empty barrel. If you don’t understand that reference, I will put it a little bit more simply. As we say in the South: ‘all hat, no cattle.’
Rep. Wilson pulled her race and victim cards in her battle against the White House. It’s a common strategy we have seen time and time again among politicians from the left when losing an argument.
All in all it’s very sad that the family of the fallen soldier has to witness this fiasco while trying to find peace without their loved one.