As The Daily Caller has reported, Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) attacked President Donald Trump for a phone call he made this week to a Gold Star family, claiming that he made “insensitive” remarks to a grieving widow — but in 2015 she made very similar remarks about two slain FBI agents.

Wilson alleged that Trump told the family of Army specialist La David Johnson “something to the effect that ‘he knew what he was getting into when he signed up, but I guess it hurts anyway.’”

“It was horrible. It was insensitive. It was absolutely crazy, unnecessary. I was livid,” Wilson told MSNBC.

Despite Wilson's protestations, video from 2015 shows that Wilson used similar language regarding slain FBI members.

“Most men and women in law enforcement leave their homes knowing there is a possibility they may not return,” Wilson stated. "I know that Agents Grogan and Dove knew about [Miami’s] violence when they said goodbye to their families, picked up their badges and their guns, and left home on the morning of April 11, 1986. Yet, they still answered the charge to protect their community.”


Gold Star families have come to Trump’s defense as the media tries to exploit the situation for political gain.

Arnold Wright, father of the late Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright, told TIME that President Trump was respectful when he called him about his son.

“The tone was great. His comments were appropriate,” Wright said. “He talked to me about the loss of my son and how he served with honor and dignity and he just wanted to give me a call to thank me.”

On Friday, the widow of another fallen American soldier released a video from when President Trump called, which showed the President acting warmly toward her as he showed the utmost respect for Army Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar.


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