Exclusive: John Kelly Confirms Disturbing Stories About Trump
John Kelly, the longest-serving White House chief of staff for Donald Trump, has offered his harshest criticism yet of the former president in an exclusive statement to CNN.
Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general, served as Trump’s chief of staff from July 2017 to January 2019. He was one of the few senior aides who lasted more than a year in the tumultuous Trump White House.
In his statement to CNN, Kelly confirmed a number of disturbing stories about Trump’s behavior behind closed doors, including:
- Trump’s disparaging comments about US service members and veterans, including calling them “losers” and “suckers.”
- Trump’s admiration for autocrats and murderous dictators.
- Trump’s contempt for democratic institutions, the Constitution, and the rule of law.
Kelly’s statement is particularly significant because he is a highly respected figure in the Republican Party and the US military. His confirmation of these stories about Trump is a powerful indictment of the former president’s character and fitness for office.
Trump’s Disparaging Comments About US Service Members and Veterans
Kelly’s statement confirms that Trump made a number of disparaging comments about US service members and veterans, including calling them “losers” and “suckers.”
One of the most well-known incidents occurred in 2018, when Trump visited Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day. According to reports, Trump turned to Kelly and said, “I can’t understand what the big deal is about all these idiots. What was in it for them?”
Kelly has also confirmed that Trump made disparaging comments about veterans who had been captured or killed in combat. In 2017, Trump reportedly referred to slain Marine Corps Capt. Humayun Khan as “not my kind of guy” because he was a Muslim.
Trump’s comments about US service members and veterans have been widely condemned by both Democrats and Republicans. Many have called his remarks disrespectful and insulting to those who have served their country.
Trump’s Admiration for Autocrats and Murderous Dictators
Kelly’s statement also confirms that Trump has expressed admiration for autocrats and murderous dictators, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
In 2018, Trump reportedly told Kelly that he would rather have Putin as a friend than a foe. He has also praised Putin’s leadership, calling him a “strong leader” and a “great negotiator.”
Trump has also expressed admiration for Kim Jong-un, despite the fact that North Korea is a brutal dictatorship that has repeatedly violated human rights. In 2019, Trump said that he had “fallen in love” with Kim and that the two had developed a “special bond.”
Trump’s admiration for autocrats and murderous dictators has been deeply troubling to many Americans. It has raised concerns about his judgment and his commitment to democratic values.
Trump’s Contempt for Democratic Institutions, the Constitution, and the Rule of Law
Kelly’s statement also confirms that Trump has expressed contempt for democratic institutions, the Constitution, and the rule of law.
In 2020, Trump repeatedly refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he lost the election. He also made numerous false claims about voter fraud and election interference.
After losing the election, Trump incited a mob of his supporters to attack the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. The attack was an attempt to overturn the results of the election and keep Trump in power.
Trump’s contempt for democratic institutions, the Constitution, and the rule of law has been a major threat to American democracy. It has led to a loss of faith in our government and our institutions.
John Kelly’s statement is a powerful indictment of Donald Trump’s character and fitness for office. Kelly’s confirmation of the many disturbing stories about Trump’s behavior behind closed doors should serve as a cautionary tale to all Americans.
We must never forget that Trump is a dangerous and unfit leader. We must work to ensure that he never again holds public office.
In addition to the points made above, it is important to note that Trump’s behavior has been widely condemned by experts in psychology, psychiatry, and political science. Many have said that Trump exhibits traits of narcissism, authoritarianism, and antisocial personality disorder.
Trump’s behavior has also had a negative impact on the United States’ standing in the world. Our allies have lost trust in us, and our adversaries have become more emboldened.
It is clear that Donald Trump is a threat to our democracy and our way of life. We must continue to speak out against his dangerous rhetoric and his authoritarian tendencies. We must also work to elect leaders who are committed to upholding our democratic values and the rule