Now that Donald Trump’s racist attacks on the San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz have run out of steam, he’s moved on to racist attacks on Florida State Congresswoman Frederica Wilson. Trump is attempting to fire up his racist base, while trying to distract the mainstream from his incompetent handling of the families of fallen U.S. soldiers and his Niger scandal coverup. But one prominent House Republican says Trump has picked the wrong fight.
U.S. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has never been a big fan of Donald Trump, despite being a Republican. But in this instance she’s making a point of calling him out for having spent so much time playing golf instead of calling the families of the U.S. soldiers who were killed in Niger. She’s also flatly stating that “Trump is messing with the wrong woman” when it comes to his feud with Frederica Wilson.
Trump sent John Kelly to the White House podium to invent a phony scandal about Congresswoman Wilson. Then he sent Sarah Huckabee Sanders to the podium to make fun of Wilson’s hat, a reminder that Trump’s White House is the trashiest pile of trash in the history of trash. He’s also spewed his own toxic garbage about Wilson, first tweeting “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” (this was a flat out lie), and then tweeting “I hope the Fake News Media keeps talking about Wacky Congresswoman Wilson in that she, as a representative, is killing the Democrat Party!”
But Ros-Lehtinen is siding with Frederica Wilson, saying “I wouldn’t bet against her” (link). Wilson is so popular in her local district, she ran for reelection unopposed in the 2016 general election. In comparison, Trump is struggling to keep his national approval rating above the essentially disqualifying thirty percent mark.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report