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After video refutes Kelly’s charges, congresswoman raises issue of race

WASHINGTON — Video of a 2015 speech delivered by Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., revealed Friday that John Kelly, the White House chief of staff, misrepresented her remarks when he accused her of bragging about securing $20 million for a South Florida FBI building and twisting President Barack Obama’s arm. Wilson, in an interview Friday, called Kelly a liar and hinted strongly that the altercation, prompted by a call from President Trump to the widow of a fallen black soldier, was racially charged. “The White House itself is full of white supremacists,” she said. Kelly, escalating a feud between Trump and Wilson, had cast the congresswoman on Thursday as a publicity-seeking opportunist.

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