John Kelly Confirms Donald Trump Called Fallen Soldiers ‘Losers’
Former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has just corroborated disturbing allegations about Donald Trump from former head of
Former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has just corroborated disturbing allegations about Donald Trump from former head of the Joint Chiefs, Mark Milley. Milley recently claimed that the former President has disdain for soldiers. And according to Milley, the former POTUS looked down on soldiers and called them names. Kelly has now confirmed these claims as true.
The disturbing revelation comes as Trump tries to rally support among his 2016 voter base, including military families. It could mean a devastating blow to his snowballing support and rising poll numbers. Read on to find out what Kelly and Milley say Trump thought about soldiers.
Trump Wants Milley Tapped For Execution
Over the past few weeks, Donald Trump has put several people squarely in his sights. President Joe Biden and Speaker Kevin McCarthy are often foremost among them. But Trump’s appointee, former Head of the Joint Chiefs Mark Milley, received his own ire on social media.
Milley recently spoke with The Atlantic and described Trump’s strong dislike of soldiers; especially injured soldiers. The outgoing Joint Chief cited a time when Trump seemed to sneer at an amputee veteran. Milley says Trump asked him, “Why do you bring people like that here? No one wants to see that, the wounded.” And at one time Trump allegedly referred to all soldiers as “just killers.”
Trump did not appreciate Milley’s comments and took to Truth Social to suggest that he should be executed. He snarled, “Mark Milley, who led perhaps the most embarrassing moment in American history with his grossly incompetent implementation of the withdrawal from Afghanistan, costing many lives, leaving behind hundreds of American citizens, and handing over BILLIONS of dollars of the finest military equipment ever made, will be leaving the military next week.”
Trump added, “This will be a time for all citizens of the USA to celebrate!” He then claimed that Milley “turned out to be a Woke train wreck who, if the Fake News reporting is correct, was actually dealing with China to give them a heads up on the thinking of the President of the United States.” He then seemed to suggest Milley should be executed, writing, “This is an act so egregious that, in times gone by, the punishment would have been DEATH!”
John Kelly Confirms That Donald Trump Called Fallen Soldiers ‘Losers’
Unfortunately for Donald Trump, the comments don’t stop with Mark Milley. Former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly agrees with Milley about what Trump thought about soldiers. And he added a few comments of his own about the former President’s thoughts on America’s men and women in uniform.
On Monday, Kelly spoke on CNN and said, “What can I add that has not already been said? A person that thinks those who defend their country in uniform, or are shot down or seriously wounded in combat, or spend years being tortured as POWs are all ‘suckers’ because ‘there is nothing in it for them.’” He added, “A person that did not want to be seen in the presence of military amputees because ‘it doesn’t look good for me.’ A person who demonstrated open contempt for a Gold Star family – for all Gold Star families – on TV during the 2016 campaign, and rants that our most precious heroes who gave their lives in America’s defense are ‘losers’ and wouldn’t visit their graves in France.”
And Kelly suggested that Trump lies about his stances to garner support. He continued, “A person who is not truthful regarding his position on the protection of unborn life, on women, on minorities, on evangelical Christians, on Jews, on working men and women. A person that has no idea what America stands for and has no idea what America is all about.”
Kelly Defends Milley
John Kelly then took a moment to defend his colleague, Mark Milley. He explained, “A person who cavalierly suggests that a selfless warrior who has served his country for 40 years in peacetime and war should lose his life for treason – in the expectation that someone will take action. A person who admires autocrats and murderous dictators. A person who has nothing but contempt for our democratic institutions, our Constitution, and the rule of law.”
Kelly also suggested that Trump is a “hypocrite,” adding, “There is nothing more that can be said. God help us.”
Former President Donald Trump may have thought he left allies behind when he vacated the presidency. But Kelly and Milley’s criticism of the former POTUS shows that there is certainly some bad blood among his appointees. Trump is currently distracted by his civil lawsuit trial in New York. But he will likely respond to Kelly similarly to how he responded to Milley: with hints of violence.