(National Sentinel)Â Politicizing the Fallen: FormerÂ Fox News host Bill O’Reilly smells a rat in regards to the brouhaha between President Donald J. Trump and a Gold Star family regarding the loss of their son and husband.
On Wednesday U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., who almost no one has heard off outside her district and is most often seen wearing goofy, sequinedÂ cowboy hats, made a stunning claim: The president, during a phone call to console the wife and family of U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson disrespected them and the fallen.
Wilson toldÂ CNN that Trump told the family that Johnson, a Special Forces soldier who was one of four killed last week in Niger when their patrol was ambushed, thatÂ â€œhe knew what he signed up for, but I guess it still hurt.â€
The Florida rep claims she was present when Trump made the phone call. Trump, for his part, has strenuously denied Wilson’s claims and says he has “proof” she’s lying.
For his part, O’Reilly says the entire episode smells like a set-up.
â€œNo proof needed for the media which immediately reported the Congresswomanâ€™s allegations as truth,â€ he wrote on Twitter.
O’Reilly then noted that, as usual, the disgustingly dishonest “mainstream” media is merely accepting the accusations as being true despite there being no proof or evidence provided to the public.
â€œI donâ€™t know what was said, and neither does any other member of the press. But this whole thing has the look of a setup, does it not?â€ he asked.
I don't know what was said, and neither does any other member of the press. But this whole thing has the look of a setup, does it not?
— Bill O'Reilly (@BillOReilly) October 18, 2017
As we noted, Trump has denied the claims, and he took to Twitter, as he usually does, to defend himself — since few in the MSM will.
Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2017
WilsonÂ told CNN hostÂ Alisyn Camerota Wednesday on â€œNew Dayâ€ that she stood firm in her claims.
â€œI have proof, too,â€ Wilson said. â€œThis man is a sick man.â€
Gee…how many Democrats have been saying for weeks now that “Trump is a sick man” as they continue to push for hisÂ removal from office under the 25th Amendment, which states presidents can be removed by a majority of his Cabinet orÂ Congress if he is “deemed” unfit.
The Democrats are playing the long game here. They are gambling that they’ll win back Congress at some point during Trump’s presidency so they can use all of these fake ‘instances’ of his ‘mental unfitness for office’ to justify removing him.
O’Reilly’s instincts are right. This smells like a big, fat setup.
And oh, by the way, Wilson later admitted in anÂ interview with ABC NewsÂ that no,Â she â€œdidnâ€™t hear the entire conversation.â€
When pressed, she demurred again, saying she â€œjust canâ€™t remember everything that he (Trump) said. But that stood out in everyoneâ€™s heart on the call. You donâ€™t say that.â€
For the record, a Gold Star father defended the president and toldÂ CNN that his words are being “misconstrued.”
Craig Gross, whose son was Cpl. Frank Robert Gross, said Trump’s “words are basically being taken and misconstrued.”
“President Trump is doing a lot of good things as far as Gold Star families are concerned,” Gross said. “I believe that if you interviewed him personally, one on one, you would find that he is very, very empathetic and very compassionate, not only toward Gold Star families but also in regards to our active duty.”
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