Dem lawmaker fires back at Trump: ‘This man is a sick man’
Rep. Frederica Wilson 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.”
Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2017
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.”
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