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John Kelly defends James Mattis after Trump rebuke: 'The president did not fire him'
Fox News ^ | 6/4/2020 | Caitlin McFall

Posted on 06/04/2020 5:26:34 PM PDT by MAGA_patriot

Former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said Thursday that President Trump has “clearly forgotten” the details surrounding James Mattis’ departure after the president attacked him on Twitter this week, saying it was he who had the “honor of firing” the former defense secretary.

“The president did not fire him. He did not ask for his resignation,” Kelly, a former Marine General, told the Washington Post.

In a series of tweets Wednesday night, Trump berated Mattis, calling him the “world’s most overrated general” and claimed to have terminated him after the former secretary of defense criticized Trump’s leadership, saying the president has deliberately tried to divide Americans and has threatened the U.S. Constitution.

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KEYWORDS: clintonnonnews; cnn; districtofcolumbia; jamesmattis; jeffbezos; johnkelly; kelly; mattis; trumptweet; washingtoncompost; washingtonpost
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either Trump hired some really bad Marine Corps generals or...what?
1 posted on 06/04/2020 5:26:34 PM PDT by MAGA_patriot
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The knives are out for a coup...


2 posted on 06/04/2020 5:27:38 PM PDT by Skywise
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Kelly loves Lap Dog Mattis.


3 posted on 06/04/2020 5:27:50 PM PDT by HighSierra5
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Kelly’s job was to serve the President, not Mattis.


4 posted on 06/04/2020 5:28:33 PM PDT by jimfree (My19 y/o granddaughter continues to have more quality exec experience than an 8 year Obama.)
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To: Skywise

Agree


5 posted on 06/04/2020 5:28:59 PM PDT by LoveMyFreedom
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Kelly is a traitor like Mattis. Both part of the Military Complex determined to bring down America.
6 posted on 06/04/2020 5:30:49 PM PDT by Chgogal (Wuhan Virus, Chinese Virus, Kung Fu Virus - Wuhan Chinese Kung Fu Virus aka CCP virus.)
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All of these generals grew up and were promoted during 24 years of liberal to leftist Presidents. Only like minded leftists were promoted. Conservatives were passed over in mass.

JoMa


7 posted on 06/04/2020 5:30:56 PM PDT by joma89 (Buy weapons and ammo, folks.)
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Hit these government Aholes where it really hurts. DON’T PAY YOUR TAXES! That was what our forefathers did to revolt against tyranny.


8 posted on 06/04/2020 5:31:47 PM PDT by HighSierra5
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Let’s face it. . .we have been praying fervently for God to expose the evil and corruption in this country. I mean really, how many more of them are out there. . . Don’t let up on the prayers now. . .we are in a spiritual battle.


9 posted on 06/04/2020 5:32:47 PM PDT by Maudeen (The Rapture . . . Separation of Church and State)
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Mattis resigned in 2018, citing a difference in views with the president that coincided with Trump’s decision to pull all military forces from Syria at the time.

Trump showed him the door. Same thing.

10 posted on 06/04/2020 5:33:24 PM PDT by CaptainK ('No collusion, no obstruction, he's a leaker')
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Trump’s kind out there on his own. Where’s his posse?


11 posted on 06/04/2020 5:36:56 PM PDT by plain talk
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Exactly he POTUs gave him the decency to resign instead of being fired but its the same thing so John Kelly can STFU.


12 posted on 06/04/2020 5:37:33 PM PDT by snarkytart
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Hell hath no fury like two generals scorned.


13 posted on 06/04/2020 5:37:44 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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Mutiny may be underway.


14 posted on 06/04/2020 5:39:41 PM PDT by conservativepoet
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To: jimfree

Why did Trump hire this guy?


15 posted on 06/04/2020 5:40:00 PM PDT by rintintin (qu)
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Trump’s kind out there on his own. Where’s his posse?
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They are there.


16 posted on 06/04/2020 5:40:23 PM PDT by conservativepoet
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Semantics being played to further the narrative.

Many of the upper brass in our armed forces are not on “Our” side. I wonder how they got there in the first place.


17 posted on 06/04/2020 5:40:37 PM PDT by Pox (Eff You China. Buy American!)
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Two guys that are really pissed off that DJT wants to bring troops home.


18 posted on 06/04/2020 5:40:39 PM PDT by NImerc
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The deep state rising up they gotta take back control of the globalist agenda. The economy was great the Russia hoax was exposed so now what we see here is an all out violent attempt to terrorize the American public i to ousting a sitting president either now or at the voting booth in November So they can go back to business as usual unencumbered.


19 posted on 06/04/2020 5:41:16 PM PDT by snarkytart
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Then that makes them targets.


20 posted on 06/04/2020 5:41:24 PM PDT by GreyHoundSailor
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