It’s quickly becoming apparent how Donald Trump arrived at his choice for Chief of Staff once he got rid of the “establishment” Reince Priebus. At one time, it seemed like General John Kelly would bring some kind of order to the Trump administration and how things are run inside the White House, but he made clear Monday night on Fox that he’s just as big a viper as the rest of the snakes.
He was the guest of honor on a brand new show, and it was everything you’d expect from the network.
On the inaugural episode of The Ingraham Angle, right-wing host Laura Ingraham delivered a monologue that would have made for good stand-up comedy if she’d smiled at all while she spouted her invective against those who don’t support her idol, Donald Trump. Declaring that “The People” had reclaimed their power in America on election day, it was clear that, like all of the talking heads on Fox “News,” she is incapable of doing simple comparative math, which of course shows that it wasn’t “The People” who elected Trump at all, but the archaic electoral college.
When she was done griping about shifting American values that no longer align with her own (since it’s not the 1950’s anymore), Ingraham welcomed General Kelly to the show.
The two touched on numerous subjects, including the fact that Kelly, in his words, would “absolutely not” be apologizing to the Congresswoman he personally insulted and lied about during the debacle over Trump’s botched condolence call to the pregnant widow of a slain soldier. But after he was done taking a dump on the military he once loved, Kelly turned to the soul of America itself.
Against a graphic background of Confederate monuments being removed, Kelly lamented the fact that people now value their country over the state they’re from, and said that the traitorous General who led the South in revolt against America, Robert E. Lee, was an “honorable man,” despite the sordid, well-documented history of his slave ownership and mistreatment of those slaves.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, Kelly sounded just like Donald Trump as he said that “the lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War.”
Men and women of good faith on both sides made their stand where their conscience had them make their stand.”
Watch the formerly honorable General John F. Kelly here:
Chief of Staff John Kelly praises Robert E Lee as “honorable man,” says “lack of an ability to compromise led to the civil war,” not slavery pic.twitter.com/GSuVRrGKlQ
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 31, 2017
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