Former White House chief of staff John Kelly defended former defense secretary Jim Mattis over his criticism of the president’s handling of nationwide protests and disputed Trump’s assertion that he fired the retired general in 2018, the Washington Post reports.
Said Kelly: “The president did not fire him. He did not ask for his resignation. The president has clearly forgotten how it actually happened or is confused. The president tweeted a very positive tweet about Jim until he started to see on Fox News their interpretation of his letter. Then he got nasty. Jim Mattis is an honorable man.”
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