As Twitchy reported, Gen. John Kelly took to the podium Thursday afternoon and called out Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson, who has accused President Donald Trump of disrespecting fallen Green Beret La David Johnson in a call made to his widow.
Kelly, himself a Gold Star father, made a powerful statement.
John Kelly’s full, gripping description of what happens when a soldier is killed in action. pic.twitter.com/r4FoIZCr7G
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) October 19, 2017
While viewers called Kelly’s words gut-wrenching and chilling, CNN contributor and former Hillary Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon wanted to make sure that they weren’t too “distracted” by Kelly’s uniform to realize he was just acting as an enabler for Trump.
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
Not as Odious as this tweet. https://t.co/V8ar9bogj1
— Founding Ideals (@founding_ideals) October 19, 2017
So, be distracted by Hillary’s old PR flack instead? Um, no.
i found another wonderful person everyone https://t.co/sKQxxbQgXb
— Jason Hornbuckle (@JasonHornbuckle) October 19, 2017
"Don't be distracted by the uniform." WTF https://t.co/HcIrn87f1z
— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) October 19, 2017
“Distracted by the uniform.” A stunning & classless thing to say about a man who has worn it with distinction and sacrificed so much. https://t.co/aNGyaNcEU1
— Stephen Hayes (@stephenfhayes) October 19, 2017
"Don't be distracted by the uniform"
Dems have really great messaging, how the hell did they lose in 2016 https://t.co/W4GRh6dNtr
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) October 19, 2017
Imagine watching those remarks by General Kelly & then calling him 'odious'……shame on you, Mr Fallon. https://t.co/j1QXpqK5ow
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 19, 2017
This was not a good thing to say — no matter where you stand politically. https://t.co/sPlDgfb1kU
— John Noonan (@noonanjo) October 19, 2017
— Seymour Sludgeworth (@SSludgeworth) October 19, 2017
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'Chills': John Kelly shames those politicizing soldier's death in 'gut wrenching' speech https://t.co/SDG9kQZKfB
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 19, 2017