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John Kelly Unites Trump and His Critics in Hatred


President Trump trashed his former Chief of Staff John Kelly on Thursday after the retired Marine Corps general finally let loose on his misgivings about Trump’s behavior regarding North Korea, illegal immigration, military discipline, Ukraine, and the news media.

In a 75-minute speech and Q&A session at Drew University, first reported by The Atlantic, Kelly, who left the White House in early 2019, took some less-than-subtle shots at his former boss. He said ousted impeachment witness Alexander Vindman was rightly disturbed by Trump’s infamous phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and was simply doing his job when he reported his concerns.

“He did exactly what we teach them to do from cradle to grave,” Kelly reportedly said. “He went and told his boss what he just heard.”

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