Trump Chief of Employees John Kelly Defends Accomplice Monuments

White Home Chief of Employees John Kelly waded into the long-simmering dispute over the elimination of memorials to Accomplice leaders on Monday night time, saying in a televised interview that “the shortage of a capability to compromise led to the Civil Warfare.”

Within the interview on Fox Information’ “The Ingraham Angle,” host Laura Ingraham requested Kelly concerning the resolution by Christ Church, an Episcopal congregation within the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Virginia, to take away plaques honoring President George Washington and Robert E. Lee, the commander of Accomplice forces in the course of the Civil Warfare.

“Properly, historical past’s historical past,” stated Kelly, whom President Donald Trump moved from secretary of homeland safety to be his chief of employees in July. “, 500 years later, it is inconceivable to me that you’d take what we expect now and apply it again then. I feel it is simply very, very harmful. I feel it exhibits you simply how a lot of an absence of appreciation of historical past and what historical past is.”




IMAGE: John Kelly

White Home Chief of Employees John Kelly, left, seems on the flooring at Trump Tower in New York on Aug. 15 as President Donald Trump addresses a violent confrontation over Accomplice memorials in Charlottesville, Virginia.