Donald Trump’s chief of staff for the moment, John Kelly, is on his way out of the door. He was no prince. His behavior was less than sterling, and that means he has some cleaning up to do before he leaves.
Trump’s staff secretary (controls who and what reaches the president) Rob Porter resigned after news broke of him physically and verbally abusing both of his former wives. Kelly defended him vigorously, according to CNBC:
‘(Porter) is a man of true integrity and honor and I can’t say enough good things about him. He is a friend, a confidante and a trusted professional. I am proud to serve alongside him.’
Before Kelly takes that last walk out of his office, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) tweeted that he was “lying about Representative Frederica Wilson.” The new representative also included Representative Barbara Lee’s (D-CA ) tweet that said Kelly needed to apologize to Congresswoman Wilson, too, “for lying about her in the press:”
‘John Kelly was straight up exposed for lying about
@RepWilson in comments aimed at discrediting her. He absolutely owes her an apology, and his refusal to do so isn’t a sign of strength – it’s cowardice.’
Lee’s tweet said:
‘Before General Kelly steps down, I hope he will offer a long overdue apology to Congresswoman Frederica Wilson for lying about her in the press.’
The remark that got Kelly in trouble was as POLITICO reported::
‘Wacky Congresswoman Wilson is the gift that keeps on giving for the Republican Party, a disaster for Dems. You watch her in action & vote R!’
At the time, 17 congresswomen signed a letter requesting Kelly’s comments about Wilson:
‘General Kelly’s comments are reprehensible. Congresswoman Wilson’s integrity and credibility should not be challenged or undermined by such blatant lies. We, the women of the Congressional Black Caucus, proudly stand with Congresswoman Wilson and demand that General Kelly apologize to her without delay and take responsibility for his reckless and false statements.’
Twitter world heated up after that. Check out some of our favorite tweets below:
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