In an interview with Fox News Thursday evening, political commentator and former United States Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North slammed Democratic Congresswoman Frederica Wilson’s criticism of President Trump’s recent phone call to a Gold Star widow.
Echoing White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly’s statement Thursday afternoon, North said, “‘Stunned’ is the right word. Shocked, dismayed. I think it’s unconscionable what she did, by injecting herself into this, and by making the accusations.”
“I can tell you from personal experience, the most difficult thing in the world you have to do… to go around and tell the wives of your friends that they’re now widows,” Oliver said, explaining that he had to do it himself in the Marines.
North said he has also seen presidents do that, including Nixon and Bush, adding that he watched former President Bush praying with families of fallen military veterans.
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Meanwhile, Rep. Wilson is reportedly laughing about her newfound fame, according to a report by the Washington Examiner.
“You mean to tell me that I’ve become so important that the White House is following me and my words?” she said laughing, according to a report by Miami 7 News. “This is amazing. That’s amazing. I’ll have to tell my kids that I’m a rock star now.”
Wilson’s staff put out a statement Thursday saying she will no longer comment on the matter.
“The congresswoman will not be making any further comment on the issue because the focus should be on helping a grieving widow and family heal, not on her or Donald Trump,” the statement said.
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