President Trump took aim "wacky" Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., in a tweet Thursday night amid their feud over what Trump said to a Gold Star widow this week.
"The Fake News is going crazy with wacky Congresswoman Wilson(D), who was SECRETLY on a very personal call, and gave a total lie on content!" Trump tweeted.
The Fake News is going crazy with wacky Congresswoman Wilson(D), who was SECRETLY on a very personal call, and gave a total lie on content!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 20, 2017
Wilson stirred controversy this week when she alleged Trump was being insensitive when he told the widow of one of the four soldiers killed in Niger this month that her husband "knew what he signed up for ... but when it happens it hurts anyway."
Trump allegedly made the comment Tuesday to U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson's widow, Myeshia Johnson, who is pregnant with her late husband's third child. Trump called Myeshia Johnson just before her husband's body arrived at the Miami International Airport and Wilson was with her in a limousine and heard the conversation via speakerphone.
Trump and the White House denied the validity of Wilson's account.
"Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad!" Trump tweeted Wednesday.
Wilson has maintained the remark was in fact made and Myeshia Johnson backed up Wilson's claim, saying, "President Trump did disrespect my son and my daughter and also me and my husband."
However, after an emotional statement by White House chief of staff John Kelly in defense of Trump's calls with Gold Star families, Wilson announced Thursday she would no longer comment on the issue.
However, Wilson did refute Kelly's remarks criticizing her for saying "she got the money" for a new building during a ceremony honoring the heroism of agents killed in a shootout with bank robbers in Miami on Thursday night, according to the Miami Herald.