Rep. Frederica Wilson: John Kelly ‘Was a Puppet of the President,’ He Should Apologize


Congresswoman Frederica Wilson said this morning that Gen. John Kelly owes her an apology for his “character assassination” last week.

Wilson spoke with MSNBC’s Joy Reid one day after Sgt. La David Johnson‘s funeral.

The congresswoman’s comments about what President Trump said to Myeshia Johnson set off a serious back-and-forth between the Florida Democrat and the White House, especially when Kelly weighed in. Video has surfaced debunking one of Kelly’s claims about Wilson.

This morning Wilson criticized President Trump for his tweets calling her “wacky” and declared that she believes Niger will become “this administration’s Benghazi.”

She said this is “very personal” for her and there are some serious unanswered questions about the deaths of four U.S. soldiers.

On the question of what Kelly said about her, Wilson said an apology to the American people is in order:

“John Kelly is almost––I guess you could say he was a puppet of the president and what he was trying to do was divert the attention away from the president on to me, and he basically just lied on me. I don’t like––I don’t appreciate people lying on me. And that’s what he did. I have been in politics a long time and most things don’t bother me, you know, it just rolls off my back. I have been lied on before, but the character assassination that he went through to call me out of my name, an empty barrel and all the work that I’ve done in this community––not only does he owe me an apology, but he owes an apology to the American people, because when he lied on me, he lied to them… Yes, he does owe the American people an apology for lying on one of their congresswomen.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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