Sounds to me like Gen. Kelly got it right. This portion of her speech seems to emphasize her role in getting the naming done. That was his point, she needs the spotlight hence her using the death of a soldier and the families grief as a political football trying to score political points.

In case you missed the wonderful message from Chief of Staff Kelly:

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly says he was stunned to learn that Congresswoman Frederica Wilson listened in on the president’s call to a fallen soldier’s wife. He came into the White House press briefing and let the press have it too. He goes through the steps of what happens when someone in the military is killed. He says that the members of our military are the best 1% of our population. He said he was ‘brokenhearted’ when he found out what a member of congress did. This is a heartfelt moment that is amazing:

KELLY DOES A GREAT JOB OF CUTTING THROUGH THE BS FROM THE PRESS:

The retired general who lost his own son in Afghanistan said the call to Sgt. La David T. Johnson’s wife should have been ‘sacred.’

It stuns me that a member of congress would have listened in on that conversation. Absolutely stuns me. I thought at least that was sacred,’ he said.

The White House official found himself at the center of a charge that President Barack Obama ‘didn’t make calls’ to the families of fallen soldiers this week after President Trump claimed that Obama didn’t call Kelly when his son Robert died.

Kelly said Thursday at a White House news conference that it’s true – but he wasn’t offended.

In fact, Kelly says he counseled Trump not to call Gold Star families and to instead write letters.

Read more: Daily Mail


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