Pelosi defends Frederica Wilson's 'rock star' comment against criticism from ... Joy Behar

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Wilson was seen giggling while talking about the White House's rebuttal to her account of President Trump's condolence call to the fallen soldier's widow.

"If you want to go after Gen. Kelly, that is up to you", she said.

"If I were [Rep.] Wilson, I'd be in hiding", Irwin Gellman, author of two critically-acclaimed volumes on Richard Nixon, told me. "She's a wonderful, kind person", Pelosi said.

On Friday, Wilson affirmed that she wasn't misinterpreting the president's choice of words. Wilson was in the vehicle with Gold Star widow Myeshia Johnson when Trump called.

Wilson listened to the president's conversation with the widow of Army Sgt. There's the deadly attack on four US soldiers in Niger, which Trump still hasn't mentioned.

General John Kelly wants this to stop, a soldier has died and this is no way to respect his memory, which is what Fox News reports. When a reporter asked Sanders Friday why Trump tweeted about Wilson again, the press secretary criticized reporters for continuing to talk about this story.

Toward the end of his 18-minute appearance on Thursday, Kelly also recalled attending a ceremony in 2015 dedicating a new Federal Bureau of Investigation field office in Miami to two fallen agents, and, without identifying her, referred to a congresswoman who spoke at the event.

Earlier, White House statements indicated that Trump would make either a "working" visit or a "state" visit, but allowed that the former would take place without a meeting with Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in British history, according to the Guardian. Stunned that she had done it. "Even for someone that is that empty of a barrel".

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General Kelly says he was so disturbed by the characterization of the call that he spent an hour and a half walking the Arlington National Cemetery, where his son is buried.

"I had a very nice conversation with the woman, the wife, who sounded like a lovely woman".

@realDonaldTrump: "Democrat congressowman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof)". You can say, 'I'm so sorry for your loss. "I believe they all write". "It's insane. Why do you need to say that?"

While Wilson did not claim credit for helping to fund the building, she did spend about one-third of her speech dramatically recounting the four weeks she had to steer a bill through Congress and to the President's desk to name the building in the deceased Federal Bureau of Investigation agents' names after the Federal Bureau of Investigation asked for her help. Wilson later said Trump saddened her when he said her husband "knew what he was getting into".

On Friday, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel released video of Wilson's remarks in 2015, and the video rebuts with Kelly's claims. Neither did Trump after he took office that month.

Following Trump's inauguration as the 45th U.S. president, UK Prime Minister Theresa May invited him to travel to the island nation during her state visit to Washington DC in late January. Kelly, who joined the White House to restore internal order, has increasingly become a public figure himself, employed to project calm and reassurance in times of crisis.

From his emotional discussion of the death of his own son in Afghanistan, to his rebuttal to the charge the president was insensitive in his call to Myeshia Johnson (grieving widow of slain Sgt. LaDavid Johnson), to his hard-hitting reaction to Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson listening to the presidential call, White House Chief of Staff Kelly clearly held his audience of reporters (and millions watching on television) spellbound.