Frederica Wilson Accuses John Kelly Of "Character Assassination", Demands Apology

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Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson, called by Donald Trump as the "wacky" "gift that keeps on giving" demanded an apology from White House Chief of Staff John Kelly Sunday, accusing him of “character assassination” and being “a puppet of the president” after Kelly criticized her for delivering a tone-deaf speech at a dedication ceremony for an FBI field office in Florida – a characterization of events that she has vociferously disputed.

“Not only does he owe me an apology, but he owes an apology to the American people,” Wilson said during an appearance Sunday on MSNBC’s “AM Joy." The ongoing feud between Wilson and the White House has overshadowed demands by lawmakers for more information about the ambush early this month that left four American green berets dead in Niger, near the border with Mali. The attack was initially described as an Al Qaeda-organized ambush. But new questions have emerged after it was revealed that the body of Sgt. La David Johnson – one of the four men who perished in the incident – was found a mile from where the attack occurred, the Hill reported.

"We had four soldiers who died. They have been buried," she said. "And we need to know why, and we need to know about the special circumstances surrounding [U.S. Army Sgt.] La David Johnson.”

The feud between Wilson and Trump erupted after Wilson told CNN about a tone-deaf condolence call that Trump made to Johnson’s widow two weeks after his death. Wilson described Trump’s remarks during the call as insensitive and claimed he appeared not to remember Johnson’s name. Trump and Kelly both disputed Wilson’s characterization of the call. Since the scandal broke, another gold star family released a recording of their condolence call from Trump to help rebut claims that Trump was being insensitive.

Kelly was pulled into the feud between Wilson and Trump when he gave an emotional press conference last week railing against Wilson for criticizing his boss, adding that the grieving process of Gold Star families should be “sacred.” During his remarks, Kelly said he was "stunned" that a member of Congress "would have listened in on that conversation."

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

Kelly also called Wilson an "empty barrel" and suggested she showed her true colors when she took credit for securing "$20 million" in funding for the FBI field office in Miami.

"A congresswoman stood up, and in a long tradition of empty barrels making the most noise, stood up there in all of that and talked about how she was instrumental in getting the funding for that building," he said.

"And how she took care of her constituents because she got the money, and she just called up President Obama, and on that phone call, he gave the money — the $20 million — to build the building, and she sat down, and we were stunned."

Wilson responded that funding for the building had been appropriated long before she arrived in Congress, and said the feud between herself and the White House had become “totally personal.” Video published Friday by the Sun Sentinel showed Wilson spent several minutes claiming credit for legislation that named the building for two slain FBI agents, but did not take credit for scrounging up the federal funding.

Trump has repeatedly mocked Wilson on Twitter, referring to her as “Wacky Congresswoman Wilson” and “the gift that keeps on giving.”

He’s also accused her of “killing the Democratic Party"...

Watch the entire AM Joy interview below:

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Robert Trip's picture

Is that her Halloween costume or day to day wear?

D.T.Barnum's picture

I've been asking for politicians to dress more snazzy, I got my wish!  Trump should wear some type of wizard outfit or roman galea, maybe then I could get interested.  O! and more cod pieces, LOTS of giant cod pieces.

Remember big van vader?   Something like this for chris christie would be cool -->

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

They just don't understand Trump and this new reality. After nearly a year as president, they still don't.

Well this nigger surely doesn't, but Democrats in general, I mean.

Trump is not political correct and he's not a political cuck. All he's doing is giving White people a fair chance and a voice.

How do Democrats expect to win any elections going forward while not admitting or at least understanding this truth?

SWRichmond's picture

She is not a "character", she is a "caricature", and there is no apology necessary.

E.F. Mutton's picture

"Here's Cal Worthington and his Dog Spot"

Bonzo went to College, Federica went to Washington.


NoDebt's picture

Pee Wee Herman is kicking himself right about now for not getting into politics.


CheapBastard's picture

Wilson is one more reason why middle class blacks are leaving the DNC by droves. Even the hard-working blacks know these Democrats are simply political hacks who only care about screaming raycsim and getting re-elected.


What have Maxine Waters, Wilson, Jackson, Obama, etc done for thier inner cities?



Dame Ednas Possum's picture

Character euthanasia... on the basis of mercy. 


zuuma's picture

Whaddya wanna bet that most of those fugly, tiny, men's-figure skating, cowboy hats are paid for by tax dollars.
Multiple silly lids. Same old garbage can.

She's channeling Imelda Marcos, but with hats not shoes.

Hopeless for Change's picture

James Woods's tweet wins the internet for October


jcaz's picture

With that hat, she reminds me of the Damon Wayans character on "In Living Color"-  Men on Film.......

DeadFred's picture

I notice that Pelosi has the 'lizard skin' issue under control now. Not many wrinkles on her for a 77 year old. I applaud the recent advances in Reptilian/symbiont biology. Science marches on!

Perhaps she got a referral from Marina Abramovic?

JimmyJones's picture

So if you are black and you do stupid things and someone points it out and says your stupid that is now racist?  Well thats just stupid.

jcaz's picture

No, it's just being black.

You make it too complicated......

LawOfBass's picture

obama 2008 pres campaign ftw.

Secret Weapon's picture

She should be called the Mad Hatter.

fleur de lis's picture

Wilson is so stupid that she does not notice her own clownish appearance.

She slipped when she joked that she is a "rock star" because that is probably how she really feels about herself.

So like an obnoxious rock star, she exhibits bad manners, no decorum, poor education, stupid comments, lots of easy money, and influences easily impressionable audiences.

She even has a fan base among her constituents and beyond.

Yes, she is a rock star.

Which is to say she is a crude moron with a big mouth and a microphone.





MagicHandPuppet's picture

Shame on y'all for making fun of it like this!

Now, again, please take it and the donna brizzile one back to their zoo cages - and give them an extra bunch of bananas to help them recover from all of this trauma.

The New Feudalism's picture

A microscopic excision at most.

More likely a transplant is needed, but a good one would be rejected.

SWRichmond's picture

Wilson is one more reason why middle class blacks are leaving the DNC by droves.

Middle-class blacks are the reason why the socialists do not want a growing economy.  People able to make their own way in the world do not need government to rescue them.

ATM's picture

They haven't done zero. I estimate that they have actually done negative (-)478%

nmewn's picture

Frederica "Hatz" Wilson acussing people character assassination?


wolf pup's picture

It's always their tactic to use what offenses they've done - usually with abandon - as a battering ram against their opponents, no matter how illogical their accusations are. All lies that always go *poof* when not needed any longer.

They assassinate Trump's character then point at him.
They're the sex assaulters who point at ppl like Assange or Trump accusatorially.
They collude to commit felonies with Russia and point at Trump.

It's so trite, banal and ubiquitous; their ploy here used yet again, that whenever they accuse someone of a crime the first place to look for the culprits is at the accusers who make up this desperate coalition of the corrupted.

JimmyJones's picture

Just so I understand this, she engaged in a character assassination ,got called out on it and is upset that she got called out on it so she's accusing the person she attempted to do a character assassination on  of doing a character assassination on her, what a dumbass. 

you_are_cleared_hot's picture

I think she is a blessing. Every time the media gives her facetime/airtime she says outrageous stuff that causes even the most biased media personality to face-palm. Lady, you just keep doing what you're doing!

Gert_B_Frobe's picture

They need to just stop acknowledging her. Let her and the media keep this going on their own.

Like when my kids would have a tantrum I'd let them scream themselves out to the point they'd realize it was not doing any good and they were making themselves look like a fool.

SoDamnMad's picture

General Kelly owes her no apology but we should thank him for his long service.

She has wrung the "... idiot award from Maxine Waters".  Please Maxine, maintain your chic wardrobe which gives you an auroa of respect far above this woman's level.

drendebe10's picture

Progressive liberal democraps are the meanest nastiest hypocrite intolerant divisive turds on the face of the earth Fukemall

wildbad's picture

Apology: I am very sorry that you were born. I am also sorry that people like you believe that you are normal and actually fit in a society where laws and rationality should reign.

Empty barrel...not

You are full of shit.

Berspankme's picture

I want them to wear Nascar like uniforms with all their sponsors/donors in full view

NoDebt's picture

Now THAT is a great idea!


D.T.Barnum's picture

Agreed.  Trump can have stars of david (remphan) all over him

dubaibubble's picture

more like character suicide everytime she opens her nappy headed ho mouth

Offthebeach's picture

I really like Wilson when she played Ugly Wanda  in the old Wayans brothers show, 'In Living Color'

StychoKiller's picture

Sure it wasn't Aunt Esther in "Sanford & Son?"

SybilDefense's picture

That is how the pimps dress in Florida. Don't be so rayciss. 

Maxine Waters on the other hand speaking at the homeless youth LBGTQ +/- meeting (the " I don't know what I am nor where I live" youthgroup) told her 'constityants' that she be going to kilt the Donald.  She will be wearing her best blank dress real soon, as the lower her 6 ft closer to wear she's from... Haedes

Ajax-1's picture

That nigger thinks she looks fashionable.

all-priced-in's picture

Wilson wants to reverse cowboy the Donald.



StychoKiller's picture

I'll bet Ms. "Cowboy" hat has more hatz than Imelda had shoes!  Is there a bald spot (or a pointy bit?) hiding under them thar hatz? :>D

quadraspleen's picture

What has she got on her head? (purple again)

nightwish's picture

Anyone got a noose handy? I can't wait long enough for guillotine time with this attention whoring monkey.


mkhs's picture

Why do you want to make this about IRS Loretta?

Kina's picture

Pelosi, Waters and now this joke Wilson are a total gift to the GOP.

Kelly credibility = 100

Wilson credibility = 15

Not only does she talk like a clown she dresses like one, ffs. 

I guess she has a cult following, but to 'normal' America she must look like a character from a sitcom.

Have to laugh - Waters and Wilson the face of the Democrats??

Oh wait, there is Chuck, and dementia girls Pelosi and Waters as well.

The Democrats are fucking stupid. They should want to hide these crazy aunties in the closet.

D.T.Barnum's picture

I respect her for dressing like what she actually is.  Paul Ryan should get out the red nose and oversized shoes. <honk honk>

MikeStaff's picture

I was just saying this weekend how she looks and sounds just like a cartoon character! Entertaining for children, annoying for adults.