Gen. John Kelly Just Outed Himself As A Confederate Loving Bigot In DISASTROUS New Interview

White House chief of staff John Kelly called Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee as an “honorable man” in an interview Monday night, and suggested that a lack of compromise led to the Civil War.

“I would tell you that Robert E. Lee was an honorable man,” Kelly said in an interview on Fox News on Monday evening. “He was a man that gave up his country to fight for his state, which 150 years ago was more important than country. It was always loyalty to state first back in those days. Now it’s different today. But the lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War, and men and women of good faith on both sides made their stand where their conscience had them make their stand.”

Kelly did not elaborate on how the Civil War could have been prevented through compromise, because any reasonable person knows that slavery is not something you compromise.

His comments echoed those of Donald Trump, who has pushed back against the removal of Confederate monuments, including those honoring Lee.

“This week it’s Robert E. Lee. I noticed that Stonewall Jackson is coming down. I wonder, is it George Washington next week, and is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? You know, you really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop?” Trump said in a August.

Kelly faced immediate negative feedback for the statement, and Martin Luther King Jr.’s youngest daughter called Kelly’s comments “irresponsible & dangerous.”

“It’s irresponsible & dangerous, especially when white supremacists feel emboldened, to make fighting to maintain slavery sound courageous,” Bernice King tweeted.


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