There is a number of news stories going on today, including the Trump civil trial and a possible vote on Kevin McCarthy’s Speakership. But this needs to be chirped today because, by tomorrow, it will be buried under more pressing news stories.
John Kelly was the 28th Chief of Staff. He was Trump’s Chief of Staff for 19 months. That seems relatively short, however, Kelly was Trump’s longest serving Chief of Staff. There were a number of stories about Trump and his disrespect for the military. Team Trump denied all of them. Well, Kelly has now come out and confirmed a number of these rumoured stories. Also remember, Kelly had a son in the military who died in Afghanistan, while serving.
This is Kelly, in his own words. This is much more effective than me describing his words.
“A person that thinks those who defend their country in uniform, or are shot down or seriously wounded in combat, or spend years being tortured as POWs are all ‘suckers’ because ‘there is nothing in it for them.’ A person that did not want to be seen in the presence of military amputees because ‘it doesn’t look good for me.’ A person who demonstrated open contempt for a Gold Star family – for all Gold Star families – on TV during the 2016 campaign, and rants that our most precious heroes who gave their lives in America’s defense are ‘losers’ and wouldn’t visit their graves in France.“
There is more.
“A person who is not truthful regarding his position on the protection of unborn life, on women, on minorities, on evangelical Christians, on Jews, on working men and women. A person that has no idea what America stands for and has no idea what America is all about. A person who cavalierly suggests that a selfless warrior who has served his country for 40 years in peacetime and war should lose his life for treason – in expectation that someone will take action. A person who admires autocrats and murderous dictators. A person that has nothing but contempt for our democratic institutions, our Constitution, and the rule of law.”
That is pretty damming from a respected war hero. Kelly just proves what most people have known all along. Trump is scum. How did team trump respond to Kelly’s statements? By attacking former Joint Chief of Staff, Mark Milley. Go figure.