Rep. Wilson: John Kelly Calling Me An 'Empty Barrel' Is Racist
October 20, 2017
Tensions are still rising in the feud between the White House and Congresswoman Frederica Wilson. During an appearance on CNN, Wilson accused White House Chief of Staff John Kelly of making a racist remark when he referred to her as an "empty barrel."
Kelly and the Florida Democrat are sparring over President Trump's phone call to the grieving widow of a U.S. soldier this week. Wilson heard the conversation on a car speakerphone and accused the President of being disrespectful to the widow and her family. Kelly said he was absolutely stunned that a member of Congress would be listening-in on such a conversation.
In a tweet on Friday morning, Trump described Wilson as "wacky."