White House chief of staff John Kelly has finally spoken out on Congresswoman Frederica Wilson comments on President Trump's call to the widow of a fallen soldier.
Kelly, a Gold Star father, says he was "brokenhearted" by Wilson's criticism and that he himself advised Trump on what to say to the families of the four soldiers who died during an ambush in Niger.
Kelly says his advice was based on what General Joseph Dunford told him when his own son was killed in Afghanistan.
"He was doing exactly what he wanted to do when he was killed. He knew what he was getting into by joining that 1%. He knew what the possibilities were because we were at war. And when he died he was surrounded by the best men on this earth, his friends. That's what the President tried to say to the four families the other day."
Wilson told reporters that Trump told a widow her husband "knew what he signed up for, but I guess it still hurt."
She was present during the call that was on speakerphone as she is close friends with the family of Sergeant La David Johnson.
She claims Johnson's widow broke down after her call with the president and Wilson says it seemed Trump didn't even know Johnson's name.