21 October, 2017
He "expressed his condolences in the best way that he could", Kelly said, explaining that he coached the president on making these most hard calls. Kelly also said that Wilson lived up to "the long tradition of empty barrels making the most noise" by boasting to the audience at a 2015 ceremony for a new FBI building dedicated to bureau agents killed on the job that she obtained funding for the project. "President Trump did disrespect my son and my daughter and also me and my husband", Cowanda Jones-Johnson said.
Kelly said, "He called four people the other day and expressed his condolences in the best way that he could".
Their standoff started Tuesday, when Wilson claimed in an interview with CNN that she was in a vehicle with the wife of U.S. Army Sergeant La David Johnson, Myeshia Johnson, and overheard the president say that the fallen trooper "knew what he signed up for...but when it happens, it hurts anyway". La David Johnson, "must have known what he signed up for" before he was killed during an ambush in Niger. He knew what he was getting into by joining that 1 percent. "I did not say what she said".
"If you want to go after General Kelly, that's up to you", Sanders said.
"President Obama, I think, probably did sometimes, and maybe sometimes he didn't", Trump said. "He knew what the possibilities were because we're at war", Kelly says he had been told by a friend and colleague.
Arrest warrant issued for Black victim brutally beaten at Charlottesville rally
Two other men are charged with malicious wounding for allegedly attacking Harris , according to local reports . Stephen Upman says the alleged victim told the magistrate's office, a judicial office, what happened.
Kelly took to the White House podium on Thursday to say that he was "stunned" by Wilson's decision to take to the press to criticize Trump for his call with a Gold Star widow, though he did not dispute Wilson's claim that Trump told the widow of Sgt.
It appears, according to General Kelly, he did.
President Donald Trump's latest Twitter foe is a Democratic U.S. congresswoman from Florida who wears a glittering cowboy hat. Trump later backtracked, saying he was "told" other presidents did not make such calls. Johnson's aunt, who raised the soldier from a young age, said the family took that remark to be disrespectful.
Further, Wilson claimed that one of Kelly's terms for her - an empty barrel - was "racist", even though she also said she hadn't heard of an empty barrel before. "Absolutely stuns me. And I thought at least that was sacred".
Brianna Keilar was struck by Huckabee Sanders' "absurd statement" about the media continuing to cover this, while former retired Rear Admiral and State Department spokesman John Kirby agreed that of course Kelly "should be questioned" and scrutinized by the press.
Kelly said he explained to Trump beforehand how he had learned about his son's death and what the officer said to him.