"That is awful", Wilson said. "That's incredible. I'll have to tell my kids that I'm a rock star now". Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was forced to dodge accusations that he had called Trump a "moron"; National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, meanwhile, had to defend Trump after the president shared another spy agency's intel with Russian officials. But he confirmed Thursday that Obama had not called him, though he made clear "that was not a criticism".
Sanders: If you want to get into a debate with a four-star Marine general, I think that's something highly inappropriate.
Representative Frederica Wilson said she was with Myeshia Johnson on Tuesday when Mr Trump called the widow. Johnson was among four servicemen killed in Niger earlier this month.
Kelly said that he recommended that Trump not make such calls. "But there's not much that really can take the edge off what a family member's going through". Kelly recalled that Dunford told him his son "was doing exactly what he wanted to do when he was killed". People who knew Dick Cheney when he was President Ford's chief of staff said he was to the right of Genghis Khan.
Kelly said Trump asked him what he should say.
He was referring to when White House Chief of Staff and retired Marines General John Kelly's son Robert, a Marine Second Lieutenant, was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2010. Wilson took this private moment between the president and a soldier's widow and made it into something very bad for political purposes, suggests the Fox & Friends group.
Wilson did not, as Kelly had claimed the day before, boast about getting $20 million for her district from President Barack Obama. Those are the only phone calls that really matter.
Wilson accused Kelly of lying about the appearance, explaining to the Miami Herald Thursday night that she played no part in securing the funding for the building. Trump's final tweet on the subject is seen below. And he personally absolved Trump - who has frequently struggled showing empathy - of any blame in his call to the family of Sgt.
"Just to finish on the rest of your question of why the president felt the need to respond, it's because it should have ended yesterday after General Kelly's comments".
Wilson was seen giggling while talking about the White House's rebuttal to her account of President Trump's condolence call to the fallen soldier's widow. Still, Trump this week used his calls as evidence of his support for the military, suggesting he did more to honor the families than his predecessors did.
Wilson also told reporters with that big smile gleaming from under her hat, "You mean to tell me that I've become so important that the White House is following me and my words". "And she sat down, and we were stunned".
The president then faced criticism when Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla. claimed that he told the widow of Army Sgt.
According to another article from Fox News, Lt. Col. Oliver North was a guest on Tucker Carlson Tonight, during his Thursday evening show.
The family spoke with Vice President Mike Pence, who grew up in the same southern in city, at the ceremony honoring the return of the soldier's remains at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.
After his dramatic opening statement, Kelly then took questions from reporters, asking first if any of them were Gold Star parents or siblings, meaning relatives of slain service members.