(FOX NEWS) - White House Chief of Staff John Kelly on Thursday said he was “stunned” and “broken-hearted” after a condolence call President Trump made to the widow of a slain soldier turned into a public and political spectacle pitting the administration against a Democratic lawmaker.
In a rare and emotional moment from the White House briefing room podium, Kelly condemned Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., for listening to that phone call and then criticizing the president's tone in the press.
“I was stunned when I came to work, when I saw what a member of Congress was doing, listened in on a phone call from the president," Kelly told reporters.
“It stuns me that a member of Congress would have listened in on that conversation … I thought at least that was sacred,” he said.
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