Say Good-Bye To John Kelly

The first working day of the new year and the country can say good-bye to the beleaguered John Kelly.

Since taking office as Chief of Staff for Pres. Trump, John Kelly has taken lots of criticism from Trump and his array of slobbering minions….

But Kelly took some parting shots at the Trump admin……

“To be honest, it’s not a wall.” That’s John Kelly in an LA Times exit interview about immigration policy, Afghanistan, the legality of President Trump’s orders—and whether Kelly was allowed to “go get a beer” during his “bone-crushing hard job” as chief of staff. “The president still says ‘wall’—oftentimes frankly he’ll say ‘barrier’ or ‘fencing,’ now he’s tended toward steel slats,” per Kelly. “But we left a solid concrete wall early on in the administration, when we asked people what they needed and where they needed it.” Kelly says that jibes with what heard in early 2017 from “salt-of-the-earth, Joe-Six-Pack folks” who work as border agents: “They said, ‘Well we need a physical barrier in certain places, we need technology across the board, and we need more people.'” For more:

  • Afghanistan: “When I first took over, he was inclined to want to withdraw from Afghanistan,” Kelly recalls of Trump. “He was frustrated. It was a huge decision to make … and frankly there was no system at all for a lot of reasons—palace intrigue and the rest of it—when I got there.”
  • Not “ignorance”: “It’s never been: The president just wants to make a decision based on no knowledge and ignorance,” says Kelly, who assures the Times he gave Trump access to reams of information before major decisions. “You may not like his decision, but at least he was fully informed on the impact.”

Not so bad: “Illegal immigrants, overwhelmingly, are not bad people,” says Kelly, who still argues for stricter laws to keep the numbers down. “I have nothing but compassion for them, the young kids.”

Sessions surprise: “What happened was Jeff Sessions, he was the one that instituted the zero-tolerance process on the border that resulted in both people being detained and the family separation,” per Kelly. “He surprised us.”

No beer: Kelly describes 15-hour days that start at 4am and end at 9pm with him going over classified reports. “I’m guarded by the Secret Service. I can’t even go get a beer.”

Reaction: A tremor of delight has rippled through certain media outlets, with the Guardian saying the interview “contained a number of statements likely to irk Trump” and the Washington Post noting that “Kelly’s words are not exactly a ringing endorsement of Trump’s decisions.”

This should unleash the stupid of this president that listens to no one but the alt-Right commentators…..that could make for a disastrous new year……time will tell….(as they say).

Grab your junk…it’s gonna be a bumpy ride in 2019!

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10 thoughts on “Say Good-Bye To John Kelly

  1. Another one gone. He will soon be running out of replacements. It reminds me of Hitler and Stalin executing their generals, until there was hardly anyone left to lead their armies.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Congress should pass the five billion, call it border security and it should be spent to meet as needed needs as seen the border agents on the ground.

    Five billion out of budget of several trillion dollars is almost nothing, and we need increased security.

      1. It did not help that Nancy Pelosi gave him a lecture in the Oval Office on national television.

        Last thing you want to do when dealing with a narrcissist is contradict and embarrass them in public. I worked with one as my boss for years. It never was pretty when he was disagreed with in front of other people.

      2. Self-centered d/bags are always a chore…..plus this man shoots himself in the butt daily and does not know it…..this person is a malignant arrogant fool….chuq

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