Before today’s read, the backstory.
Last week Democratic Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson relayed what she described as an “insensitive” phone call from President Trump to the widow of a U.S. soldier who died in Niger.
As reported by NBC Miami, Wilson said that Trump “sarcastically” told the widow, “You know, he must’ve known what he signed up for.” Wilson complained, “How could you say that to a grieving widow?”
Wilson reported the same story the next morning on MSNBC.
“He was almost like joking, he said something to the fact that, ‘He knew what he was getting into when he signed up, but I guess it hurts anyway,'” she said. “You know, just matter of factly that this is what happens.”
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly reacted, “I was stunned when I came to work yesterday morning, and broken-hearted at what I saw a member of Congress doing. A member of Congress who listened in on a phone call from the president of the United States to a young wife, and in his way tried to express that opinion — that he’s a brave man, a fallen hero, he knew what he was getting himself into because he enlisted.”
Kelly called Wilson an “empty barrel.” Wilson said Kelly is “a racist.”
Now, to today’s read from Washington Times columnist Charles Hurt:
Congresswoman Wilson is living proof that, literally, anyone — no matter how stupid — can get elected to Congress. And the fact that there is actually a party in American politics that would allow someone so dumb in their caucus only proves how unseriously Democrats take themselves and how much contempt party leaders have for innocent American voters.
Read his entire column here.