Rep. Wilson Attends Fallen Soldier’s Funeral While Trump Golfs For Third Straight Weekend
As President Trump enjoys another day playing golf in Virginia on Saturday, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson is in Florida, doing what this president has yet to do: Honor the life of Sgt. La David Johnson.
A heartbreaking truth began to dawn for the family of slain Army Sgt. La David Johnson as loved ones held a private funeral Saturday for the soldier who was killed along with three comrades in an ISIS ambush in Niger.
Flags across Florida flew at half-staff as Johnson’s remains were transported early Saturday afternoon for burial at Hollywood Memorial Gardens.
As the country demands answers on the events leading to the attack that killed the three U.S. soldiers, Trump’s visit to his golf club marks the 74th golf trip and 94th day at a Trump property during his short presidency.
Congresswoman Frederica Wilson – who Trump and Chief of Staff John Kelly continue to attack – is attending the fallen hero’s funeral in Florida. Meanwhile, Trump traveled to his Virginia golf club for the third straight weekend on Saturday,
As MSNBC’s Joy Reid noted on Saturday, it is “extraordinary” that this White House – particularly Trump and Chief of Staff John Kelly – would continue to wage a war against Wilson and Johnson’s family, particularly as he was laid to rest on Saturday.
“This morning Sgt. Johnson is being laid to rest in south Florida, and Frederica Wilson – who started a mentoring program in Miami in 1993 that La David Johnson and his brothers were part of, who knew him and his brothers since they were children, and who was the principal of the school now named for her that La David Johnson’s uncle graduated from and who was close enough to the family that she represents in Congress that they wanted her to be in that car. She is at the funeral as we speak, while General Kelly and his boss Donald Trump are still standing by their attacks on her. Like I said, extraordinary.”
“Trump’s response to the death of four American soldiers in Niger has been bad enough. His decision to golf as one of those heroes was laid to rest – all while attacking Congresswoman Wilson, who is attending the funeral – just puts the icing on the cake of Trump’s shameful lack of compassion.”