[Ed. – Is this her attempt to ‘save face’? She might have thought of that before becoming embroiled in this whole ugly ‘gotcha’ incident, which culminated yesterday with her declaring herself a ‘rock star.’]
Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., says she will no longer comment on a Gold Star widow’s phone call with President Trump after White House chief of staff John Kelly’s emotional press briefing in which he criticized the lawmaker for politicizing the call.
“The congresswoman will not be making any further comment on the issue because the focus should be on helping a grieving widow and family heal, not on her or Donald Trump,” Wilson’s spokesperson said in a statement Thursday.
Earlier in the day, Wilson had said Kelly’s statements were motivated so he could keep his position in the White House.
“John Kelly’s trying to keep his job,” Wilson told Politico. “He will say anything. There were other people who heard what I heard.”
Trump told the widow of one of the four soldiers killed in Niger this month that her husband “knew what he signed up for … but when it happens, it hurts anyway,” Wilson recounted on Tuesday.