Trump Lashes Out At John Kelly ‘He Just Can’t Keep His Mouth Shut’ After Kelly Unloads on Him

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John Kelly has made it clear that he’s opposed to Donald Trump. A few weeks ago in Florida Kelly went on record saying that John Bolton was a man of great integrity and principle and that he trusted Bolton to tell the truth. Now, in a recent article in The Atlantic, Kelly has characterized Alexander Vindman as “blameless” and  said he was right in not following “an illegal order.” These words apparently had the effect of pushing Donald Trump further into the crazy zone.

It’s no wonder that this drove Trump nuts, because he wants the Army to discipline Vindman further and here Kelly is saying that Vindman’s conduct was flawless. The Atlantic:

“He did exactly what we teach them to do from cradle to grave,” Kelly told the audience at the Mayo Performing Arts Center. “He went and told his boss what he just heard.”

“Through the Obama administration up until that phone call, the policy of the U.S. was militarily to support Ukraine in their defensive fight against … the Russians,” Kelly said. “And so, when the president said that continued support would be based on X, that essentially changed. And that’s what that guy [Vindman] was most interested in.”

When Vindman heard the president tell Zelensky he wanted to see the Biden family investigated, that was tantamount to hearing “an illegal order,” Kelly said. “We teach them, ‘Don’t follow an illegal order. And if you’re ever given one, you’ll raise it to whoever gives it to you that this is an illegal order, and then tell your boss.’”

If you don’t think them’s fightin’ words, try these, with respect to Kim Jong Un:

“He will never give his nuclear weapons up,” Kelly said. “Again, President Trump tried—that’s one way to put it. But it didn’t work. I’m an optimist most of the time, but I’m also a realist, and I never did think Kim would do anything other than play us for a while, and he did that fairly effectively.”

And then Kelly went after Trump’s mentor and idol, Vladimir Putin:

At times Wednesday, Kelly sounded like the anti-Trump. He said he did not believe the press is “the enemy of the people,” for example. And he sharply criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom Trump has steadfastly courted. Kelly described Putin as someone who is “not necessarily a rational actor.” Putin sits atop “a society in collapse,” yet is intent on restoring “the glory days of the Soviet Union,” he said.

And then it got even worse:

Kelly said most migrants are merely looking for jobs. “In fact, they’re overwhelmingly good people … They’re not all rapists and they’re not all murderers. And it’s wrong to characterize them that way. I disagreed with the president a number of times.”

If there’s one must-read article of the day, it’s this Atlantic piece. It’s obviously got Trump foaming at the mouth. It appears that John Kelly is trying to stitch back together the tatters of his reputation and take Trump down a peg or two at the same time. Good. Carry on.

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Rutokin
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Rutokin

I would love to see Kelly fry der gropenfurer. I’m sure he’s got plenty of ammunition

Mr. Mustang
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Mr. Mustang

I hope he writes a tell all book!
I wonder how DJ TJs book is doing? The last time I was at Costco, someone had turned all his books upside down!😂✌🏻️

Suzie
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Suzie

Tell-all books about all of the Trump’s and Jared.

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico

The guy that “can’t keep his mouth shut“ ,
Trump , telling Kelly to keep “his mouth shut“ .
All day long , Trump feeds (steaming nuggets
of horse shit),out to the public , and thinks he
is the only Bullshit artist around.
No room for competition ,
he’s the sole source of Bullshit.
It’s time he’s learned he’s with the
(real deal )Bullshitters now ,
HES IN POLITICS , and he’s not the best !

Allan
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Allan

You don’t need a Spock ‘mind meld’ to know the skull is vacant but for the distant Pelosi echoes of impeached for life, impeached for life, impeached for life…

Suzie
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Suzie

Is it possible that Donald’s dad paid for his son’s high school diploma and all other schools? He’s fudged his way to infamy as a stupid con man.

Suzie
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Suzie

Imagine the tell-all books about Trump that will come out after he leaves office.