Friday, October 20, 2017

John Kelly and Donald Trump were wrong, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson was right. By Geniusofdespair

John Kelly the White House Chief of Staff is wrong. Maybe he was told of his son's death in such a fashion, but he is military. They have their own way of communicating with each other. Advising Trump to give that kind of speech to a grieving widow as not correct in any form. You fashion your message for whom you are speaking with.

A grieving widow does not get the same speech as a General being told of his son's death. It is common sense. And Donald Trump botched up the message he was advised to give to the widow, making it worse.  He is the worst at translating a simple sentence.

Trump tells her: "I'm sure he knew what he was signed up for". How about the simple: "I am so sorry for your loss Mrs. Johnson, our country lost a good man and we all mourn with you and your family."
Sergeant LaDavid Johnson
In case you live in a hole somewhere, this is what happened:
On Tuesday night,  (Congresswoman Frederica) Wilson claimed Trump called Mysehia Johnson, widow of La David Johnson, as Johnson was driving to the airport to receive his body; the Army sergeant was one of four Americans killed in an attack in Niger earlier this month. Wilson said Trump reduced Mysehia Johnson to tears when he told her, “I’m sure he knew what he was signed up for, but when it happens, it hurts anyway.”
Wilson, who had known the soldier since childhood, was in the vehicle with Johnson and said she heard that part of the call on speaker phone. Trump insisted he said no such thing (Me: Such a liar), but Kelly’s subsequent remarks told a very different story than Trump had pitched.
 Here is what General Kelly said he was told by FRIENDS (not a President), this is not a comforting speech for a widow either but apparently he liked it as a military father:
“Let me tell you what my best friends told me: 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’re at war. And, when he died, he was surrounded by the best men on Earth, his friends."
 Trump's botched up message wasn't the right one for Mysehia. He should have asked a pregnant woman who just lost her husband what to say, not a military man dedicated to service, a General yet. The woman was not in the military. She wouldn't "get" comfort from what Kelly's friends told him.

Trump might as well have said: "Buck up lady and pull up those boot straps. It is time to move on."

...And Frederica, enough with the ridiculous cowboy hats. 


Anonymous said...

Kelly is an F'ing fascist liar like all others who would work in the White (Supremacist) House under Tangerine Twittler. People who are enamored by his uniform are fascist wannabees at the least (watch Seven Days in May). He isn't going to save us--he's as despicable as tRump or he wouldn't be in that job! This administration is a right wing grifters Nazi coup!

Anonymous said...

Exactly! "it" is the devil and kerry has sold his black soul to "it" as they all have.F#×k everyone of them and every souless cretin that cast a ballot their way.No democracy left. No more kumbaya.

Anonymous said...

Kelly's credibility will be severely damaged when he leaves the White House. First of all whatever the issues, Trump should have cleaned this up himself, as there are millions to young Americans all over the world, just like these four, putting their lives on the line everyday for this country. And in talking to this family, he is also talking all of them and their families too.

Kelly took his mask off, and we got a good picture of who he is. He poured gasoline on an existing fire. Whatever he thought about the past when he first saw the Congresswoman, he should have kept it to himself, and put the country first, even before the President. He was suppose to handle this delicately, with the family, the Congresswoman, troups in the field, and the American people leaving a feeling that brought the right touch and protocols so they and we would feel things were in order. As with the other "strong men" who worked for Trump, Kelly's reputation on every level will take a beating, and he will leave after Trump has destroyed has his dignity, his professionalism, his manhood, and revealed his true self for all to see as he has done with all the others. I think Trump takes pleasure in destroying these men of importance.

Anonymous said...

God bless General Kelly. He is a patriotic, honorable American dedicated to upholding truth and honor.

Anonymous said...

Since Trump is insensitive to this kind of duty, he needs a different kind of staffing. They need to prepare at least 25 or 30 different scripts with blanks for people's names, and staff needs to determine which one to use in different situations, and give it to the President and tell him to stick to the script. He should never be left on his own for this kind of duty.

Geniusofdespair said...

Kelly is not honorable he lied about a speech made by a congresswoman. Trump is tainting him, he has to quit. Ask George Will.

miaexile said...

"...enough w/the cowboy hats" ??? better to amplify the good that Rep Wilson has done over the years for the youth in her district which by default has helped the entire community. Gen. Kelly, some of us were never fooled by the folks saying you were one of the adults in the room. Gen. Kelly is a 4 star liar.

Anonymous said...

Patriotism is as over rated as nationalism is in America as they have been both hijacked by the extreme white.