Dem lawmaker fires back at Trump: 'This man is a sick man'

Rep. Frederica WilsonFrederica Patricia WilsonOn The Money: Harley-Davidson decision raises trade tensions with Trump | Senate panel to take up tariff legislation | CBO projects grim budget outlook under Trump | White House objects to measure on reinstating ZTE ban Dem lawmakers seek distance from Waters call for confrontation Wasserman Schultz: Infants separated from their parents are in Florida immigrant shelters MORE blasted President Trump on Wednesday, calling him a "sick man" after he accused the Florida Democrat of fabricating her claim that he made an insensitive remark to the wife of a fallen soldier. 

"This man is a sick man. He's cold hearted, and he feels no pity or sympathy for anyone," Wilson told CNN's Alisyn Camerota on "New Day." 

"This is a grieving widow. A grieving widow, who is 6 months pregnant," she continued. 

"When she actually hung up the phone, she looked at me and said, 'He didn't even know his name.' Now that's the worst part, " Wilson said. 

Trump earlier in the morning said Wilson "totally fabricated" a claim that he told the widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed in Niger earlier this month, that he “knew what he signed up for ... but when it happens it hurts anyway." 


Wilson said she was in the car with Johnson's widow at the time during a trip to meet her husband's casket when Trump called. 

"I'm not trying to prove anything with the president. So the president evidently is lying," Wilson told CNN. "Because what I said is true. I have no reason to lie on the president of the United States with a dead soldier in my community. I have no time. I have no motive."