For crying out loud…
NBC NEWS – The Florida lawmaker who criticized President Donald Trump’s condolence call to a fallen soldier’s wife hit back at John Kelly Friday, claiming that the White House chief of staff’s emotional comments a day earlier featured a “lie” and a “racist” insult directed at her.
Wilson also accused Kelly of using a “racist term,” when he appeared to refer to her as an “empty barrel” during his remarks at a White House briefing Thursday.
“That’s a racist term ― thinking about that, we looked it up in the dictionary because I had never heard of an empty barrel and I don’t like to be dragged into something like that,” Wilson said Friday.
Here’s the quote from Kelly so you can see this ’empty barrell’ racist insult in context:
Toward the end of his 18-minute appearance from the briefing room podium, Kelly also outlined a situation in 2015, when he was attending the dedication of a new FBI field office in Miami to two fallen agents, and referred to “a congresswoman” who spoke at the event as an “empty barrel.”
“A congresswoman stood up, and in the long tradition of empty barrels making the most noise, stood up there and all of that and talked about how she was instrumental in getting the funding for that building, and how she took care of her constituents because she got the money,” Kelly said Thursday. He did not mention Wilson by name at any point during his remarks. “And she sat down, and we were stunned. Stunned that she had done it. Even for someone that is that empty a barrel, we were stunned,” Kelly added.
How in the world is that racist? He’s talking about her character!
Only someone who is political hack would come to the conclusion that this is racist…
“De-humanized” her? Good grief. It’s so absurd it almost makes me laugh. It really does.