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Kelly Speaks About Son’s Death and Criticizes Congresswoman Wilson

WASHINGTON — John Kelly, the White House chief of staff, delivered an emotional, personal defense of President Trump’s call this week to the widow of a slain soldier, describing the trauma of learning about his own son’s death in Afghanistan and calling the criticism of Trump’s call unfair. Kelly said that he was stunned to see the criticism, which came from a Democratic congresswoman, Rep. Frederica Wilson of Florida, after Trump delivered a similar message to the widow of one of the soldiers killed in Niger. Kelly said afterward he had to collect his thoughts by going to Arlington National Cemetery for more than an hour.

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