Trump: Dem lawmaker the 'gift that keeps on giving' for GOP

Trump: Dem lawmaker the 'gift that keeps on giving' for GOP
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President Trump on Sunday ripped Rep. Frederica WilsonFrederica Patricia WilsonBiden's embrace of Trump-era border policy frustrates Democrats Five big questions as Jan. 6 panel preps subpoenas Biden to meet with Surfside families as rescue efforts enter eighth day MORE (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!"


Trump also referred to Wilson as "wacky" in a tweet on Saturday. He said he hopes the "Fake News Media" keeps talking abut Wilson, who 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.

White House chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE last week also gave an emotional press conference in which he said he was "stunned" by Wilson's negative description of the call.

"I would have thought that was sacred," Kelly said.

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.