Watch: Rep. Wilson Speaking About Slain FBI Agents in 2015: They ‘Knew About This Violence’

Rep. Frederica Wilson had a meltdown while listening to a phone call from President Donald Trump to a military widow, Myeshia Johnson, the wife of Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed by Islamic militants in an ambush in Niger, along with 3 others from his special ops team.

What was she objecting to?

She condemned Trump’s ‘horrible’ remarks “something to the effect that ‘he knew what he was getting into when he signed up, but I guess it hurts anyway.’”

Notice how she doesn’t say exactly what was said or in what context. But does anyone think that Trump would call a widow and then be deliberately insensitive to her? That’s what Wilson was pitching.

She told MSNBC, “It was horrible. It was insensitive. It was absolutely crazy, unnecessary. I was livid.”





Here’s the problem.

First, she doesn’t understand the military. Obviously. So one might think perhaps she doesn’t understand what was being said in the call.

John Kelly explained it very well. And he should know since he was the one who advised Trump on the call.

From 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.”

But secondly, she should have understood it, especially since she used virtually the same words in talking about the deaths of FBI agents in a speech in 2015.

Check it at ~4:58.

“Most men and women in law enforcement leave their homes knowing there is a possibility they may not return,” Wilson explained.

“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,” Wilson continued. “Yet, they still answered the charge to protect their community.”

It’s a way of saying they know the dangers, but they accept them. That’s what makes them brave and heroic.

She understood it then. So why the change now?

What would make this situation different?

Except the opportunity to politicize and manipulate the situation against Trump.

And that’s a pretty awful thing to do with the death of a heroic young man.