A special airing on Sunday will focus on senior officials in the Trump Administration who have come forward to warn the public that Donald Trump should not be president, or who are known to say so in private. Former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is among them.
Miles Taylor, formerly a Department of Homeland Security official, has spoken out about the president at length, joining the Lincoln Project PAC members to explain his experience in the White House and why he thinks that Donald Trump is unfit to lead, including sharing stories about Trump offering pardons to anyone who was charged with a crime for carrying out orders that he gave.
He’s been promising for a while that he’s not the last — there will be more senior administration officials who will come forward with their stories. In a teaser for a Sunday CNN program, Jake Tapper hints that John Kelly, formerly Trump’s Chief of Staff, will be one of the next to share his experiences.
2/ The new reporting is part of our special report looking at the unprecedented number of former senior administration officials who say the president is unfit for office.
THE INSIDERS airs at 9 pm Sunday night on CNN. pic.twitter.com/tPTSy9D9Qz
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 16, 2020
Kelly hasn’t been completely silent on Donald Trump. In February, the Atlantic reported on his criticism of the president for his racist attacks on Hispanic immigrants, his attacks on Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman for serving as a witness in the impeachment hearings, and his attempt to withhold military aid to pressure Ukraine into helping smear Joe Biden, among other things.
However, this new reporting from CNN cites Kelly as calling Trump “the most flawed person I have ever met in my life,” and calling him out for dishonesty — “The depths of his dishonesty is just astounding to me. The dishonesty, the transactional nature of every relationship, though it’s more pathetic than anything else.”
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