Yesterday, General Kelly gave a moving press statement to clarify several matters related to condolence-gate. In that statement, he explained why he recommended the language Trump used in the call, that it was a common show of respect, and he shared his own story in order to press upon the media that such calls should be sacred and kept private.
He also pointed out the disgusting nature of Frederica Wilson running to the media less than ten minutes after the call to politicize the issue.
This has of course led to leftist media sources losing their collective minds and choosing to attack a Gold Star Father (that’s apparently ok now).
MSNBC host and perpetually wrong commentator, Joy Reid, gets us started.
Just landed and thanks to spotty wifi, just learning that Trump sent General Kelly out to use his son’s death to defend Trump. Unreal.
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) October 19, 2017
.@Lawrence grew up in that same neighborhood. But clearly he grew to become something else.
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) October 20, 2017
So apparently, Kelly is now a racist bigot because he’s Irish and the Irish definitely don’t honor women (that’s not a racist statement or anything).
Then the real hand wringing began.
Journalists, who are just like firefighters in the words of NBC’s Katy Tur, are totally the same as risking your life to defend this country in the military.
Honoring that sacrifice as a higher level than regular citizens is also apparently a sign of being a military dictator now. This guy’s skin is so thin it’d make Donald Trump blush.
This Salon.com alum got in on the act as well.
That smarm at the end of his speech about feeling sorry for people who choose not to serve in the military…I'm still seething.
— Gary Legum (@GaryLegum) October 19, 2017
Seething! Seething I tell you! Here’s Hillary pajama boy and current CNN “analyst” (because of course he is) attacking Kelly’s distinguished service as meaningless.
Kelly isnt just an enabler of Trump. He's a believer in him. That makes him as odious as the rest. Dont be distracted by the uniform.
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) October 19, 2017
MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell, who’s most famous for going bat-crap crazy on the set of his show in a leaked video, also laid into Kelly on his show.
— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) October 20, 2017
While only six people are confirmed to of watched his show, I felt it was worth mentioning anyway. The immediate pivot to racism where there logically is none is typical of liberal commentary, so it’s not that surprising it happened here.
There’s dozens more like these from all sorts of media personalities but I’ll leave it here.
Of course, we also got a response from Rep. Wilson herself.
"John Kelly's trying to keep his job. He will say anything," says @RepWilson in response to Trump's staff chief who ripped her for disclosing details of controversial call with soldier's widow. "There were other people who heard what I heard." https://t.co/DDer2xmO9S
— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) October 19, 2017
Well, that’s a nice Congresswoman. Because if there’s someone who “needs” a job and will lie about anything to keep it, it’s a distinguished war hero who’s lost a son in combat and has zero financial or emotional need to still be working for the government.
Yesterday, Rep. Wilson had decided she would not speak on the issue anymore though because she’s concerned about “the family.” That lasted about five minutes as she blasted Kelly as a racist this morning on CNN’s New Day.
Democratic Rep. Wilson: "Empty barrel," used by WH Chief of Staff Kelly to describe her, is a "racist term" https://t.co/zVggY09vyA
— Josiah Daniel Ryan (@JosiahRyan) October 20, 2017
You can always count on liberals to overplay their hand. Consider it overplayed.