John Kelly: We Need to Look Harder at Who We Elect
The review on Donald Trump’s Monday walk to St. Johns Church have not been good. Liberal voices have obviously been very critical. But a number of prominent Republicans have come out against the decision as well.
The first of these voices was Trump’s National Security Director James Mattis who said the President has been dividing the country for 3 years. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney supported Mattis’ statement. On Friday, former Trump Chief of Staff John Kelly said that he agrees as well.
Kelly made the comments during a interview with former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci.
The former Marine Corps General told the host, “I think we need to look harder at who we elect. I think we should look at people that are running for office and put them through the filter: What is their character like? What are their ethics?”
Former chief of staff John Kelly says he agrees with Mattis. “I think we need to look harder at who we elect. I think we should look at people that are running for office and put them through the filter: What is their character like? What are their ethics?”
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) June 5, 2020
Scaramucci then asked the former Chief of Staff if he thought Trump was, as he claims, a stable genius. Kelly responded:
“Um, he’s — what’s a genius? I don’t know what that is. He is, as I say, when I was there working the staff process, more often than not, he didn’t like the recommendations. More often than not, he followed the recommendations… But I don’t think I should comment on — I’m not qualified to comment on stable or unstable or whatever.”