Former White House chief of staff John Kelly allegedly issued a strong rebuke of President Trump’s character.
Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general who served as Trump’s chief of staff from July 2017 to January 2019, told friends that the president “is the most flawed person I have ever met in my life,” according to CNN.
“The depths of his dishonesty is just astounding to me,” he reportedly added. “The dishonesty, the transactional nature of every relationship, though it’s more pathetic than anything else.”
Kelly’s remarks are set to air in a CNN special on Sunday titled The Insiders: A Warning from Former Trump Officials, in which former senior administration officials explain why they believe the president is unfit for office. In addition to the president’s second of four chiefs of staff, former national security adviser John Bolton, former Department of Health and Human Services scientist Rick Bright, and former Department of Homeland Security general counsel John Mitnick are also featured in the special.
This isn’t the first time that Kelly has found himself at odds with the president. In June, the retired general urged the public to scrutinize those running for political office more closely, specifically their “character” and “ethics.” At the time, he also came to the defense of former Defense Secretary James Mattis, who had criticized the president for his handling of the death of George Floyd and the subsequent protests nationwide and then incurred Trump’s wrath on social media.
They are not the only former Trump officials to speak out on the president’s fitness for office.
The White House did not immediately respond to the Washington Examiner‘s request for comment.
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