Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson said it was racist for White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to use the term “empty barrel” to describe her during his Thursday press conference.
Friday on CNN’s “New Day.” “The only thing I want to be dragged into right now is getting back our girls who are the victims of Boko Haram in Nigeria.”
Kelly said the term was meant to be metaphorical, to represent someone who “makes the most noise,” but Wilson took it as a racially demeaning
“That’s a racist term, too. I’m thinking about that one. We looked it up in the dictionary because I had never heard of an empty barrel. And I don’t like to be dragged into something like that,” Wilson said.
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