"I roared like a lion," she told the AJC, speaking by phone from the Lincoln County jail where she's awaiting transfer into the federal prison system. "I dropped the phone and I sat on the floor and cried and said, 'I want my family,' over and over again."
She described it as a transformative moment.
“When he said that, it just reminded me of everything I’ve learned, in that, it doesn’t matter if you agree or disagree with a person or a policy,” she said. “You can criticize and call someone whatever you want, but if you turn around and you’re not kind, and you don’t drop everything for the person next to you to help them, then your criticism means nothing.
“So for me, it’s going to be more about keeping my head down, and just being kind to people and being kind to the president. And that’s going to accomplish a lot more than any criticism.”