SEAN HANNITY, FOX NEWS: First, Gold Star father, White House chief-of-staff John Kelly, General Kelly, completely obliterated Congresswoman Frederica Wilson and other Democrats and the liberal media for their disgusting, despicable and utterly shameless attempts to politicize the death of an American soldier. All in an attempt to attack President Trump.
So, what these people are doing is morally repugnant, it is beyond disgusting. It's a slap in the face to the Americans who have fought, bled, and died for this country. Democrats, those in the media, you should be ashamed and embarrassed tonight. Now tonight, you all owe Gold Star parents, the brave men and women that wear our uniform for this country and the president, an apology for even daring to politicize and use the death of an American hero to score your cheap political points. And that is tonight's very important news breaking opening monologue.
White House chief-of-staff, General John Kelly, retired Marine general whose own son was killed defending this country in Afghanistan in 2010, absolutely unloaded on Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, the Democrats and the media earlier today. It was so emotional, so moving and the best takedown of the press I've ever seen. We are going to show you all of General Kelly's comments, must-see comments in just a second.
But first, let me explain how the liberal media, the Trump-hating Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, are exploiting the death of an American hero in one of these most disgusting displays in American history. I'm going to tell you, this is sick. This is repulsive. It proves what we've been telling you. The left in this country has zero moral compass and they will use anyone and anything to bludgeon President Trump.
Now, Sergeant La David Johnson, he is an American hero. He laid down his life defending this country. But instead of honoring his sacrifice and his family and trying to comfort his heart broken in grieving family, what do we have? The liberal, ideological mainstream media, we have a congresswoman who hates President Trump, Frederica Wilson, using the dead body of an American soldier as a pawn in their sick and twisted political gain to take down the president.
Now, just look at some -- this is a tiny sampling of the many shameful ways the liberal mainstream media is exploiting Sergeant Johnson's death all to attack the president. Watch this. It's nauseating.
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WILLIE GEIST, MSNBC: He's so quick with a tweet, why didn't we hear just basic condolences to the four men who fell in Niger, the four Americans who gave their lives for their country in Niger?
MIKA BRZEZINSKI, MSNBC: Because e tweets about things he cares about, Willie.
LAWRENCE O'DONNELL, MSNBC: But no one can point to -- what no supporter of Donald Trump can point to is a shred of public evidence that Donald Trump cares about any pain that is not his own. There is simply no evidence that anyone's description of their pain can reach Donald Trump.
JAKE TAPPER, CNN: The problem that President Trump might have here, however, is that when it comes to sensitivity, when it comes to sensitivity about service and sacrifice specifically, he has already made what critics have assessed to be some grievously bad decisions.
JOSH EARNEST, FORMER WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY, MSNBC: It's another example of President Trump's willingness to go lower than anyone else in American politics to try to build himself up. And it is disgraceful.
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HANNITY: This just shows you how morally bankrupt the media in this country is. To them, nothing, including the death of an American soldier, is off limits when it comes to bashing President Trump. What they are doing is beyond disrespectful and beyond the pale. The media is literally spitting on the graves of every single American who has died defending this country and their rights to be stupid like they are every day.
Then there's Democratic Congresswoman Frederica Wilson. Oh, she is the number-one Trump hater in the country. What she is engaging in, in orchestrating here, is the epitome of gutter, bottom of the barrel politics. This woman is a disgrace to the U.S. Congress and doesn't have an ounce of shame and her body. Frederica Wilson saw the death of Sergeant Johnson, oh, just as a way to manufacture controversy and try and hurt the president, and that's exactly what she's doing. Watch this.
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REP. FREDERICA WILSON, D-FLA., ON CNN: There's no reason for the president to be so insensitive. Not only to the family of this soldier but the impervious rhetoric. It's disrespectful to the family of every soldier.
This man is a sick man. He's coldhearted and he feels no pity or sympathy for anyone.
This might wind up to be Mr. Trump's Benghazi.
So, the president evidently is lying because what I said is true. I have no reason to lie on the president of the United States.
He needs to learn from past presidents like President Obama and be presidential during times like this.
This gentleman has a brain disorder and he needs to be checked out.
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HANNITY: Really, Congresswoman? Your deep hatred of this president shows no bounds. No limits. What kind of person is doing what Congresswoman Wilson is doing here? Think about this for a second. How low, how pathetic do you have to be to try and manipulate the tragic death of an American hero for bitter, partisan political gains?
Make no mistake. This should not be a surprise coming from Congresswoman Frederica Wilson. She has a very long history of doing nothing else but trashing President Trump. The media hasn't told you about this part. Wilson has called for the president's impeachment. She's labeled him a racist, she said he was crazy. And the list of insults, I can go on and on and on, but here's the bottom-line: Congresswoman Wilson is a national disgrace. Her conduct is beneath the position that she has in the U.S. Congress.
And while all of this is going on, the White House chief-of-staff General Kelly, retired general now, Gold Star parent, has been sitting back and watching with the media and the Democrats are doing, and keep in mind, unlike most of the president's critics, General Kelly actually knows what it means to serve the country. And more importantly, General Kelly actually knows the unimaginable pain of losing a family member in combat. By the way, he never got a call from President Obama.