The White House arch of staff, John Kelly, defended
President Donald Trump’s call to a widow of a slain soldier,
observant a boss dictated to regard a soldier’s
Kelly pronounced he suggested a boss on what to contend and
reliable that Trump told a widow that her father “knew what
he sealed adult for” when he enlisted.
Kelly also reliable that President Barack Obama did
not call him after Kelly’s son was killed in movement though said
this was “not a disastrous thing.”
The White House arch of staff, John Kelly, on Thursday responded
to a firestorm of critique President Donald Trump has faced over
a congresswoman’s comment of his call to a widow of a slain
Kelly shielded Trump, observant there was “no ideal approach to make
that phone call” to a family of Sgt. La David Johnson,
one of 4 US Army Special Forces infantry killed in action
during a goal in Niger progressing this month, though that the
boss dictated to praise Johnson’s bravery.
“I pronounced to him, ‘Sir, there’s zero we can do to abate the
weight on these families,'” Kelly told reporters during a press
Kelly, a late Marine Corps ubiquitous whose son was killed in
2010 while portion in Afghanistan, pronounced he suggested Trump on what
to contend during calls he done to a families of a 4 troops.
Of Johnson, Kelly said: “He’s a dauntless man, a depressed hero. He knew
what he was removing himself into since he enlisted.”
He added: “And he was where he wanted to be, accurately where he
wanted to be, with accurately a people he wanted to be with when
his life was taken. That was a message. That was a message
that was transmitted.”
Rep. Frederica Wilson, a crony of Johnson’s family, pronounced on
Tuesday that Trump told a widow that her father “knew what he
sealed adult for” when he enlisted.
On Wednesday morning, Trump indicted Wilson of fibbing about what he
said. He combined that he had “proof” to support his denial, though he
did not elaborate.
“Democrat Congresswoman totally built what we pronounced to the
mom of a infantryman who died in movement (and we have proof). Sad!”
responded to Trump’s indictment on Wednesday morning, calling
a boss “a ill man” who “feels no empathize or magnetism for
Johnson’s mother, Cowanda Jones-Johnson, pronounced on Wednesday that
she concluded with Wilson’s comment of a call.
“President Trump did disregard my son and my daughter and also
me and my husband,” Jones-Johnson
told The Washington Post.
Trump afterwards doubled down on his rejection of a congresswoman’s
comment of a call.
“I didn’t contend what that congresswoman said, didn’t contend it all.
She knows it,” Trump told
reporters on Wednesday, after adding: “I had a really nice
review with a woman, with a wife, who sounded like a
poetic woman. Did not contend what a congresswoman said, and most
people aren’t too astounded to hear that.”
Kelly pronounced he was hurt and saddened by Wilson’s critique of
a call, adding that he walked around Arlington National
Cemetery for over an hour to collect his thoughts.
“I was dumbfounded when we came to work yesterday morning, and
brokenhearted, during what we saw a member of Congress doing,” he
He added: “And when we listened to this woman, what she was
saying, what she was doing on TV, a usually thing we could do to
collect my thoughts was to go and travel among a excellent group and
women on this earth.”
Kelly also reliable Trump’s explain progressing this week that
President Barack Obama did not call Kelly’s family after his son
was killed in action.
Trump “asked me about prior presidents, and we said, ‘I can
tell we that President Obama … did not call my family,” Kelly
said. “That was not a criticism. That was only to simply contend I
don’t trust President Obama called. That’s not a negative