Dem rep on call to soldier's widow: ‘Everybody knows' Trump's a liar

Dem rep on call to soldier's widow: ‘Everybody knows' Trump's a liar
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Rep. Frederica WilsonFrederica Patricia WilsonHere are the 95 Democrats who voted to support impeachment Democratic lawmaker says officials tried to keep her from migrant girls during facility tour Democratic outrage grows over conditions at border detention centers MORE (D-Fla.) on Wednesday blasted President Trump, saying everyone knows the president is a "liar."

"It’s becoming exhausting," she told Politico.

"I mean, what the hell? Everybody knows that Mr. Trump is a liar. That is it. Boom. Bam. There is no question about it," she said.


The only person Trump cares about is himself, Wilson added.

"What can I say? I can waste time talking about this man all day long," she said. "And it’s not going to change him. He doesn’t know how to be president.”

The Florida Democrat said Tuesday that Trump told the widow of a fallen solider that the soldier "knew what he signed up for."

Wilson's account of the call between Trump and the widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson was disputed by Trump, who said the Florida Democrat had "totally fabricated" the story.

“I didn’t say what that congresswoman said — didn’t say it at all — she knows it,” Trump said on Wednesday. “I would like her to make the statement again because I did not say what she said."

But Johnson's mother told The Washington Post that Trump did disrespect her family and that Wilson's description of the conversation was accurate.

And Wilson told Politico she stands by her words.

Wilson's staff told CBS4 on Wednesday that her office was receiving threatening phone calls directed at the lawmaker after her comments on Trump's call.

Trump ignited controversy Monday when he said, incorrectly, that President Obama had not made calls to Gold Star families. He followed that up by saying Tuesday that he thought he had "called every family of someone who's died."

Since those comments, families of fallen soldiers have come out and said they have not heard from the president.