John Kelly Defends James Mattis’ Trump Comments: “No President Is A Dictator”
President Donald Trump’s former chief of staff, John Kelly, recently defended former Secretary of Defense James Mattis’ “scathing assessment of President Donald Trump,” reported Raw Story.
- Kelly said in an interview with former Trump White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci that he agrees with Mattis’ comments regarding the danger of the president’s proposal to use the U.S. military against Americans protesting police brutality.
- More specifically, he said: “The idea you would unleash American active duty folks unless it’s an extreme situation… the troops hate it. They don’t see it as their jobs. They don’t want to be used in that way.”
- Kelly “also added that it’s important that the president not override state and local officials who do not want to have the military patrolling their streets,” saying: “No president ever is a dictator or a king.”
- He later stressed that Americans must do better when choosing their leaders, saying: “I think we need to look harder at who we elect. What is their character like. What are their ethics. Are they willing… to represent all of their constituents, not just the base.”
With more former Trump employees beginning to speak out against the president, it is evident that the discontent around Trump’s leadership is continuing to grow.