Former acting Defense secretary under Trump met with Jan. 6 committee: report
Maxine Waters: Trump's White House 'transforms everyone into liars'
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) ripped President Trump and members of his administration on Saturday, saying "the filth wreaking from" Trump's White House affects "even the most honorable people."
"What is it about the Trump White House that transforms everyone into liars?" Waters wrote in a series of tweets. "Even the most honorable people are not immune to being overtaken by the filth wreaking from the Trump White House day after day."
Waters blasted Trump for calling Rep. Frederica Wilson "wacky" after Trump continued to attack the Florida Democrat on Saturday morning, saying she is "killing the Democratic Party."
"Trump has no business calling anyone 'wacky' when his own Sec. of State is ashamed of him and thinks he's a moron," Waters fired back on Twitter.
Trump's White House has continued to feud with Wilson after the congresswoman criticized Trump earlier this week for his call to the widow of a fallen U.S. service member.
Wilson was in a car with the fallen soldier's family when Trump called, and the family confirmed her description of the call, which took place on speakerphone.
Wilson said the president told the widow her late husband "knew what he signed up for ... but when it happens it hurts anyway." The mother of the slain soldier, Army Sgt. La David Johnson, told The Washington Post that the president disrespected the family with his call.
White House chief of staff John Kelly defended Trump's handling of the call to the family and others during a rare appearance at the White House press briefing on Thursday.
Kelly also ripped into Wilson, calling her an "empty barrel" and criticizing her for her conduct at a 2015 event. But video released Friday appears to show that Kelly was incorrect in his accusation that she took credit for the funding of an FBI building in Miami in 2015.
Wilson slammed the White House, saying it was trying to "assassinate [her] character."
"They are assassinating their own because everything they say is coming out and shown to be a lie," she told The New York Times.
The White House defended Kelly on Friday, with White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders calling it "highly inappropriate" to debate Kelly, a retired four-star Marine general.
"If you want to go after Gen. Kelly, that's up to you, but I think if you want to get into a debate with a four-star Marine general, I think that's something highly inappropriate," Sanders said in a White House press briefing.
Waters said Saturday that Kelly "has been tainted by Trump" and called on him to apologize.