Monday on MSNBC’s “The Beat,” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) discussed Wilson (D-FL) over the disputed phone call President Donald Trump made to Sgt. La David Johnson’s widow.
Maxine Waters, a member of the House of Representatives on Monday on MSNBC’s-“The Beat” discussed a burning issue – the White House chief of staff John Kelly’s comments about Rep. Frederica over the dubious call President trump made to the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson. She said the Kelly should take the responsibility of being wrong when lying to the congresswoman“. General Kelly had his career basically destabilized because he’s trying to protect and stand up for the president when the president did not deserve to be stood up for. He’s damaged himself.
His credibility is at question. And so he needs to call the congresswoman and apologize. He lied on the congresswoman. He said he was there; he said he heard her, and then, when the video clip was played that basically demonstrated exactly what she said and how she said it, it was obvious that he had lied. So he needs to apologize.”
On the topic of the disputed phone call she fired again at Trump- “President Trump did it again. He has the most distorted leadership of any president I’ve ever known or heard about. Here he had the opportunity to make the condolence call, do it properly, recognize this family and their grieving and also to know the name of the soldier who had been killed. He did not know the name. He did not handle it well.”
All the women of the Congressional Black Caucus came together demanding an apology. She says that they are sick of being undermined, dismissed and called names-wacky in particular since this specific name was given to Fredericka Wilson, an honorable member of the House of Representatives.
She also believes that Trump has a tendency to talk down to people of color and treat them with disrespect-all of this she says- “adds to the suspicion of him and the way that he thinks about minorities and black people in particular.”