It’s the beginning of a new week and, as expected, Rep Frederica Wilson is full throttle ahead going for the Trump White House jugular. It’s an interesting battle seeing as the woman is clearly in this to make a name for herself with the Democratic party, and the media is fully onboard with her sideshow because now they have a grieving widow lambasting Trump. What’s better for ratings than a heartbroken widow finding consolation with a bunch of media hacks while taking a machete to President Trump?
These left wing media outlets should be ashamed. Of course, that would require the actual humans heading up the likes of CNN and MSNBC have a conscience and are able to reflect on the tone and behavior of their political stringers and their editorial decisions. We won’t hold our breath here. CNN is still replaying the John McCain, “He’s not a war hero” trilogy.
Still, one must wonder about the level of depravity and debauchery of our mainstream media when they take delight in being bottom feeders and have no interest in something real and newsworthy like the Uranium One scandal which it simply refuses to cover in depth and speaks of it as a distraction. Covering it would necessitate exposing Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, James Comey, Loretta Lynch and Eric Holder for the corrupt politicians they are, and that’s simply not good business for CNN’s political agenda or its base. How interesting that a news outlet like CNN – which used to be a trusted source for news – now has a political agenda and a “base” which only consists of Democrats. Just a sordid tale of a disastrous departure from reporting actual news.
There’s an editorial today on the CNN news site by Trump-hater-at-large Chris Cillizza in which he reflects on a “Good Morning America” interview of Myeshia Johnson, the widow of slain soldier Sargent La David Johnson. I’m taken especially by an untruth concerning John Kelly, in which Cillizza states, “White House chief of staff John Kelly confirmed last week the basics of Wilson’s account of the words Trump used…”
Kelly “confirmed” no such thing. In his speech to the nation concerning Wilson’s assertions, Kelly simply said President Trump expressed his condolences in the best way he could while relating to the widow the same sentiments John Kelly’s best friend related to him when his son Robert Kelly was killed in Afghanistan in 2010. Cillizza and CNN can pretend all week long that context and nuance are not an integral part of any conversation, but those of us with an IQ over ninety know that over 90 percent of their content is politically driven to satisfy the left’s thirst for Trump White House blood. They will massage and manipulate the meaning of what Trump says in a way to fit their narrative.
Cillizza writes, “After spending the weekend attacking Wilson for allegedly lying about the nature of the call between himself and Johnson — even though White House chief of staff John Kelly confirmed last week the basics of Wilson’s account of the words Trump used — the President is now suggesting that the widow of a soldier killed in action is lying.
“There’s simply no other way to read this. Johnson says Trump couldn’t remember her husband’s name. Trump says he used La David’s name “without hesitation” from the start of the call. Both of those things can’t be true.”
This is Trump “spending the weekend attacking Wilson.”
Cillizza doesn’t add, however, that John Kelly, whom was in the room listening to the phone call Trump placed to Myeshia Johnson, was shocked and stunned at not only what Wilson said pertaining to the call, but was listening in on the very personal conversation to begin with, stating, “And I thought at least that [phone call] was sacred.”
Cillizza fails to reiterate to readers that the message Mr. Trump conveyed to Johnson, according to Gold-Star father John Kelly, contained the same exact sentiments he received from his best friend when his son was killed in Afghanistan.
In John Kelly’s own words:
“Well, let me tell you what I told [President Trump]. Let me tell you what my best friend, Joe Dunford, told me — because he was my casualty officer. He said, Kel, he was doing exactly what he wanted to do when he was killed. He knew what he was getting into by joining that 1 percent. He knew what the possibilities were because we’re at war. And when he died, in the four cases we’re talking about, Niger, and my son’s case in Afghanistan — when he died, he was surrounded by the best men on this Earth: his friends.
“That was the message. That was the message that was transmitted,” Kelly said when he addressed the nation. “That’s what the President tried to say to four families the other day. I was stunned when I came to work yesterday morning, and brokenhearted at what I saw a member of Congress doing. A member of Congress who listened in on a phone call from the President of the United States to a young wife, and in his way tried to express that opinion — that he’s a brave man, a fallen hero, he knew what he was getting himself into because he enlisted. There’s no reason to enlist; he enlisted. And he was where he wanted to be, exactly where he wanted to be, with exactly the people he wanted to be with when his life was taken.
“It stuns me that a member of Congress would have listened in on that conversation. Absolutely stuns me. And I thought at least that was sacred.”
In the wake of the left’s divisive and clearly out-of-line diatribe, Gold Star wife Natasha De Alencar revealed the video of President Trump’s call to her upon the death of her husband Mark De Alencar on April 8, 2017, which she said meant a lot to the whole family. She said that on the call the President connected with her like a person and took the time to learn about her husband before he placed the call. Perhaps she made this video available to the public to put the divisive politics aside and bring into context the message Trump had for the grieving families which she said meant the world to her at a time when she really needed it.
Perhaps Myeshia Johnson was unfortunate to have a Trump detractor like Wilson listening in on the phone call to interpret or misinterpret what was being said. Chances are there is a video recording of the conversation that took place that day. Take note the recording has not come forth as evidence to back up Wilson’s claim. One can only speculate as to why.
Whatever the drama playing out in the news over the death of her husband, Myeshia Johnson is a grieving widow faced with an unbearable loss. It’s unfortunate she was unable to receive Trump’s message in the way it was meant. It’s a shame she was unable to feel the President’s words when he told her, “Your husband is a hero.”