Wounded Warrior's Warning: 'We Are Politicizing Things That Really Should Not Be Touched'
A wounded warrior said it's "incredibly disappointing" to see the controversy over President Donald Trump's call to a Gold Star widow.
Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) claimed Tuesday that Trump told the widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson during a phone call that "he knew what he signed up for." Johnson was among four service members killed earlier this month during an ambush in Niger.
"I feel as a nation that we are moving down this path where we are politicizing things that really should not be touched," said Jason Redman, a former Navy SEAL and CEO of Combat Wounded Coalition. "You need to put politics aside. You cannot politicize something like this."
Retired U.S. Army Ranger Sean Parnell noted that Wilson bragged that she's a "rock star" after Trump and others called her out.
"It is morally reprehensible in every way," Parnell said. "And universally as Americans we should condemn her actions."
He said that it's been well-documented that Trump is a huge supporter of the military and the brave men and women who serve our country.
"He volunteered to make a very difficult call to express condolences to a family. And that was the right decision," Parnell said.
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