Rep. Frederica Wilson criticized President Trump for his “horrible” condolence call to a Gold Star family, but she made eerily similar remarks about two slain FBI agents back in 2015.
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Rep. Wilson alleged this week 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.'” Johnson’s mother confirmed Wilson’s account of the conversation.
“It was horrible. It was insensitive. It was absolutely crazy, unnecessary. I was livid,” Wilson cried to MSNBC.
Flashback to 2015 when Rep. Wilson was debating a bill to name a new FBI building after two slain agents when she expressed the same sentiment as Trump.
H.R. 1092 designated the new FBI building in Myanmar, Florida to be named after agents Benjamin P. Grogan and Jerry L. Dove who died in a gun battle with suspected bank robbers.
“Most men and women in law enforcement leave their homes knowing there is a possibility they may not return,” Wilson explained.
“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,” Wilson continued. “Yet, they still answered the charge to protect their community.”