It is no surprise that liberals on Capitol Hill and in the media, with assistance from their allies in the Republican party’s establishment contingent, have been working hard to smear President Donald Trump in an attempt to oust him from office.
One way they have been trying to do this is by trying the sway the minds of regular Americans, including those who have served in the military or whose family members have served. In a recent incidence of this, a Democratic member of Congress named Frederica Wilson claimed that Trump said to the widow of a fallen soldier, “He knew what he signed up for, but I guess it still hurt.”
This cartoonish story did not pass the smell test for former Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly, who tweeted in reaction, “No proof needed for the media which immediately reported the Congresswoman’s allegations as truth.” He added, “I don’t know what was said, and neither does any other member of the press. But this whole thing has the look of a setup, does it not?”
President Trump, who has proof, hit back and denied that he ever said those words during his phone call to the widow, tweeting, “Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad!”
Rep. Wilson has double down on his wild claim, stating, “I have no reason to lie (to) the President of the United States with a dead soldier in my community. I have no time, I have no motive.” However, Wilson admitted to ABC that she “didn’t hear the entire conversation.” When pressed regarding the specifics of Trump’s call, Rep. Wilson suddenly drew a blank and claimed that she “just can’t remember everything that he said. But that stood out in everyone’s heart on the call. You don’t say that.” Do you think O’Reilly is right that is was just a set-up?
I don't know what was said, and neither does any other member of the press. But this whole thing has the look of a setup, does it not?
— Bill O'Reilly (@billoreilly) October 18, 2017