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In the hubbub surrounding President Donald Trump’s phone call to fallen soldier Sgt. La David J. Johnson, as described by Democratic Florida congresswoman Frederica Wilson, the liberal media excused Wilson’s public criticism of the President’s phone call because she was a longtime friend of the Johnson family.

Wilson apparently was in the car with Johnson’s widow when President Trump called the widow to offer his condolences. As the New York Times said:

…the conversation between Mr. Trump and Sergeant Johnson’s widow was exposed to the world by Ms. Wilson, a friend of the family, who was in the car with the family when the president’s call came in.

Mediate highlighted the Johnson’s friendship with Wilson, adding to what the New York Times reported, and CBS News noted that Wilson’s spokesperson said that the congresswoman will not be adding any further comment.

Yet, Wilson did respond and claimed that the President’s Chief of Staff, General John Kelly, was trying to save his job by defending President Trump in yesterday’s press briefing, where he said he was “stunned” that a personal phone call to offer condolences would become politicized. She said the following:

“John Kelly’s trying to keep his job,” Wilson told POLITICO on Thursday. “He will say anything. There were other people who heard what I heard.”





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