Trump: Dem lawmaker the ‘gift that keeps on giving’ for GOP – The Hill
President Trump on Sunday ripped Rep. Frederica WilsonFrederica WilsonOvernight Health Care: Senate won’t vote on ObamaCare repeal bill | GOP chairman ready to resume bipartisan talks | Republicans nix idea of pairing repeal with tax reformFla. lawmaker warned officials before retirement home tragedyFlorida Dem: ‘Abomination’ that seniors were left at nursing home where 8 diedMORE (D-Fla.), extending his feud with the Florida Democrat over his call to the widow of a fallen U.S. soldier.
“Wacky Congresswoman Wilson is the gift that keeps on giving for the Republican Party, a disaster for Dems,” Trump tweeted.
“You watch her in action & vote R!”
Wacky Congresswoman Wilson is the gift that keeps on giving for the Republican Party, a disaster for Dems. You watch her in action & vote R!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2017
Trump also referred to Wilson as “wacky” in a tweet on Saturday. He said he hopes the “Fake News Media” keeps talking abut Wilson, whom he claimed is “killing the Democratic Party.”
Trump’s comments come after Wilson last week described a phone call between Trump and the widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed in Niger.
Wilson said she was in the car with the fallen soldier’s family when Trump called. She said Trump told the soldier’s widow that he “knew what he signed up for…but when it happens it hurts anyway.”
Trump has since pushed back against Wilson’s claims. On Thursday, Trump accused Wilson of lying about the content of the call after “secretly” listening in.
“I would have thought that was sacred,” Kelly said during last week’s press conference.
Trump spurred controversy during a press conference last Monday, when he claimed former President Obama and other past presidents didn’t call the families of fallen soldiers. Former aides to Obama have strongly pushed back against the claim.
Several recent reports have said Trump has not called all of the families of soldiers who have died since he assumed office.
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