October 23, 2017

Fox and Friends co-host Ainsley Earhardt joined FBN's Stuart Varney to grouse about press coverage of General John Kelly's much-maligned press conference, which she pronounced the "best I've ever seen." She is also cranky with Rep. Frederica Wilson, whom she says "should just go away."

Earhardt joined FBN's Varney & Co., to promote a children's book she wrote, but also to maim the truth behind the dust-up between Trump, Rep. Wilson, Gen. Kelly and a Gold Star family.

Varney was giddy that the NFL is suffering because of Trump's National Anthem brouhaha as he turned to Ainsley and crowed, "Another area that I think the president has won and that is with Frederica Wilson-Kelly fight."

Another opinion fueled by rank distortions of reality. Kellyanne Conway would approve.

The president created this nightmare between himself, Rep. Wilson and how he handles Gold Star families, but he didn't have to. He used Gen. Kelly's horrific loss to justify his sociopathic and narcissistic personality flaws.

Varney justified his opinion by pointing to a Washington Post Editorial Board piece entitled, "John Kelly owes the Congresswoman an apology"

Funny how Varney didn't cite the 17 female members of the Congressional Black Caucus who also told Gen. Kelly he must apologize for his "blatant lies."

I don't understand Varney's logic there, but maybe he means if the Post is against Gen. Kelly then Trump is right?

Earhardt replied, "That just makes me sad."

Yeah. Asking Kelly, the president's chief of staff to apologize to a Congresswoman for slandering that Congresswoman at a televised press conference is so unfair to Kelly.

Earhardt said, "It was one of the best press conferences I've ever seen because he's lived through it."

It's disturbing to see Gen. Kelly thrown into another Trump mess since he suffered the ultimate loss, his son, but he became a willing participant when he took aim at Rep. Frederica Wilson for telling the truth about Trump's condolence call to Sgt Johnson's widow, that made her cry even more.

She described his sacrifice and said, "We learned he gave advice to the president and said the best thing that he heard when his son died was that your son knew what he was getting into. He gave that advice to the president."

Ainsley thinks that those words, uttered by an uncaring brute would be a comfort to Sgt. Johnson's widow.

And as for Rep. Wilson, Earhardt snarled, "Frederica Wilson, I think, she needs to go away. She's made this so political, this is a family that has lost their son, there are four families that have lost their children or wives or husbands, kids without their parents, she's making it political."

That reminds me of a title of Donny Osmond song.

It was Trump who made this political. It was Trump who destroyed decades of presidential protocols by turning condolence calls to grieving families into political footballs.

And it was Gen. Kelly who lied about Rep. Wilson's speech at the opening of an FBI building.

Colin Kalmbacher writes that Rep. Wilson might have a defamation case against Gen. Kelly. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson isn't going anywhere.

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