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Trump’s Former Chief Kelly Sides With Mattis Criticism

  • John Kelly says he agrees with scathing Mattis criticism
  • Kelly says leaders can’t just represent core supporters
John Kelly
John KellyPhotographer: Oliver Contreras/Pool via Bloomberg

Donald Trump’s former Chief of Staff John Kelly said Friday he agrees with former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’s criticism of the president’s hostility toward protests against police brutality.

Kelly said he sides with Mattis’s view that Trump shouldn’t have threatened the use of active-duty troops to quell protests that have turned violent in some cities.