MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell blasted White House chief of staff John Kelly in a tweet Friday, saying Kelly “invents lies to attack and insult women.”
The “Last Word” host’s criticism of Kelly, whose son was killed fighting in Afghanistan in 2010, comes after Kelly’s Thursday afternoon defense of President Trump’s remarks to a fallen soldier’s widow.
Kelly also slammed Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) for listening to the call Trump made to the widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed during an ambush in Niger along with three other U.S. soldiers. Wilson has known Johnson’s family for decades.
“It stuns me that a member of Congress would’ve listened in on that conversation,” Kelly said of Wilson during a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room on Thursday. “I thought at least that was sacred.”
“In the long tradition of empty barrels making the most noise, she stood up there in all of that and talked about how she was instrumental in getting the funding for that building,” he…