Democrat Congresswoman Frederica Wilson made a bizarre pivot during an interview about President Trump’s alleged insensitive comments to a Gold Star mother.
On MSNBC Wednesday morning, Wilson reiterated her claims that Trump told a grieving mother, “He knew what he signed up for … but I guess it still hurts.”
When BBC’s Katty Kay asked Wilson if she was improperly politicizing a private call between the president and a Gold Star mother, Wilson took the conversation in an odd direction.
“What I’m really concerned about, and I wrote a letter to Gen. Mattis about the circumstances surrounding his death,” she said of the now deceased Sgt. Johnson. “I have a real concern about fighting Boko Haram for over three years in the Congress of the United States ever since they kidnapped 274 schoolgirls.”
“So, #BringBackOurGirls is my project in the Congress of the United States–I have passed bills, I have been working with Nigeria, traveled to the region–and for [Sgt. Johnson] and to travel to the area where I have been fighting and to lose his life, well, my goodness I was out of my mind,” Wilson continued.
After Kay asked Wilson again if she was politicizing the issue, Wilson finally responded that she was not politicizing, but simply reporting what she heard.