Last night, John Kelly was interviewed on Fox News. Whatever credibility he maintained after the pathetic press conference where he lied about Congresswoman Frederica Wilson is now gone. In the interview, Kelly demonstrated that his worldview is as sexist and racist as is the worldview of Donald Trump.
Kelly described Robert E. Lee as, “an honorable man.” Kelly added, “He gave up his country for his state.”
The last time I checked, “giving up your country” was called treason.
Kelly said, “The lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War.” Kelly didn’t say what kind of compromise would have prevented the Civil War.
The Civil War didn’t result from “the lack of an ability to compromise.” The Civil War resulted from the reality that one party was willing to leave the union in order to continue enslaving people.
Speaking about the Uranium One deal (a story Republicans have misrepresented to attack Hillary Clinton), Kelly called for a special prosecutor.
Speaking about the indictments of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, and the guilty plea of George Papadopoulos, Kelly said the activities occurred “long before they ever met Trump or had any association with the campaign.”
The indictment handed down against Manafort and Gates states that their alleged illegalities continued into 2017. Papadopoulos’s guilty plea is all about his time as a foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign.
A few weeks ago, Kelly gave a pathetic press conference where he lied about the remarks delivered by Congresswoman Wilson at a ceremony naming an FBI building. According to Kelly, the congresswoman is an “empty barrel” who bragged about getting 20 million dollars for the building’s cost and then sat down.
During last night’s interview, the first time Kelly has spoken to the press since his lie was exposed, Kelly slightly changed his story. Now, he says Congresswoman Wilson’s remarks came before and after the speech she gave to the public.
Caught in a lie, the “honorable” general changed his story to a time period that couldn’t possibly be checked for accuracy.
Asked if he planned to apologize to Congresswoman Wilson, Kelly said, “No, no, never.”
No wonder Kelly and Trump are such good friends. Their desperate need to protect their massive, fragile egos prevents them from apologizing–even when an apology is obviously required.