If you haven’t heard by now, President Trump is so incompetent that he can’t even manage to make condolence calls to the families of fallen soldiers without messing the whole thing up. Now, Trump’s allies are unsurprisingly freaking out at the left’s suggestion that their dear leader did anything wrong.
After criticism for basically staying silent on the deaths of four U.S. soldiers in Niger, Trump finally got around to calling the soldiers’ families. On one of these calls, Florida Democratic Congresswoman Frederica Wilson was listening in, since she was with the family of the deceased Sgt. La David Johnson at the time.
After the call, Rep. Wilson made her displeasure with the president’s language known. According to witness accounts, including that of Rep. Wilson, Trump told the deceased soldier’s widow that her husband “knew what he signed up for,” and at these words from the president, Sgt Johnson’s widow broke down in tears.
It came as absolutely no surprise when, rather, than trying to deflate the conflict associated with this sensitive issue of the deaths of American soldiers, the White House reacted aggressively to the suggestion that the president did anything wrong. Trump and his allies have repeatedly denied that he made the comments in question.
Now, former Congressman and longtime Tea Party ally Joe Walsh has jumped in on the controversy, because of course he did.
Although most of his tweets are still up, he deleted one that suggested that African Americans act entitled to more than they deserve. Walsh reacted to the ongoing controversy following Rep. Wilson suggesting that Trump’s Chief of Staff John Kelly was racist when he called her an “empty barrel.”
Walsh’s original tweet read:
‘Gen John Kelly calls Frederica Wilson an “empty barrel.” She says he’s being racist. Is it possible in America today to criticize a black.’
As mentioned, that tweet is deleted, but you can see a screenshot of it below.
He could have had second thoughts about speaking of African Americans as a whole in such a manner, while on the other hand, the specific wording of his tweet could have been a mistake.
In a follow-up tweet that, unlike the first, attacks Rep. Wilson specifically for her race, Walsh wrote:
‘Gen John Kelly calls Frederica Wilson an “empty barrel.” She says that’s racist. So ANY criticism of a black Congresswoman is racist? Smh.’
This isn’t the first time Walsh has parroted virulent thoughts like these on his Twitter account. He has repeatedly called for violence, including that time when he got his account suspended for posting a message reading, in part, “Watch out Obama.”
Check out Twitter’s response to Walsh’s latest tweets below.
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