John Kelly on Dispute With Rep. Wilson: 'I Stand by My Comments'
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly joined Laura Ingraham on the premiere of "The Ingraham Angle" for a wide-ranging interview.
In addition to discussing the charges that were announced against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Kelly spoke about his recent dispute with Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) over President Donald Trump's phone call to a Gold Star widow.
Wilson, who was listening in on the phone call earlier this month, claimed that Trump said Army Sgt. La David Johnson "knew what he signed up for," which Trump denied saying.
Kelly said at a White House news briefing that Wilson's "selfish behavior" stunned him.
"It stuns me that a member of Congress would have listened in on that conversation, absolutely stuns me. ... I thought at least that was sacred," Kelly said at the briefing, adding that he had previously seen Wilson act selfishly during a memorial to fallen FBI agents in 2015.
Kelly told Ingraham it was "absolutely depressing" to see the situation politicized, and it made him briefly question if it was even worth it to serve his country in his current role.
A visit to Arlington National Cemetery, however, quickly made him realize that it is indeed worth it to fight for America and the American people.
Ingraham asked Kelly if he feels he has anything to apologize for.
“No, never,” he said. “I’ll apologize if I need to, but for something like this — absolutely not. I stand by my comments.”
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