Donald Trump went after his former chief of staff with both thumbs. He has had others do the dirty work of firing people, and then he is furious when the fired talk about their experience. As if that could not have been anticipated. He fears former Vice President Joe Biden as a 2020 contender, and his illegal activities around that got him impeached. Yet, there was someone who could do far more damage, just waiting.
The “You’re Fired” man did not have the guts to fire John Kelly. Then, the president projected what he feared about himself ‘[H]e was way over his head:”
‘When I terminated John Kelly, which I couldn’t do fast enough, he knew full well that he was way over his head. Being Chief of Staff just wasn’t for him. He came in with a bang, went out with a whimper, but like so many X’s, he misses the action & just can’t keep his mouth shut,.’
Then, the president indirectly pointed at Kelly’s wife. Trump has notoriously gone after family members, because it hurts more. Take the House witness Lt. Col Alexander Vindman’s twin brother for example. Still, POTUS was greatly offended that Kelly did not keep White House secrets. Trump considers being ugly his right, and endless loyalty was also his right, too:
‘…which he actually has a military and legal obligation to do. His incredible wife, Karen, who I have a lot of respect for, once pulled me aside & said strongly that “John respects you greatly. When we are no longer here, he will only speak well of you.” Wrong!’
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