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This guy seems to have his stuff together. I love comment #4 below. He has walked the walk for sure. 

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/07/28/five-facts-about-new-white-house-chief-of-staff-john-kelly/

 

President Donald Trump announced on Friday he was naming his Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly to be the next White House Chief of Staff, replacing Reince Priebus.

Here are five facts you should know about Kelly:

#1: John Kelly is a retired four-star Marine general who last served as the commander of U.S. Southern Command, which oversees U.S. operations in Central and South America and the Caribbean. He became President Trump’s Secretary of Homeland Security on January 20.

#2: Kelly served three tours in Iraq, commanding as a two-star general from 2008 to 2009. He commanded a Marine task force as a one-star general during the initial assault into Iraq. Asked then by a Los Angeles Times reporter if he was concerned about Saddam Hussein’s forces, he reportedly said, “Hell these are Marines. Men like them held Guadalcanal and took Iwo Jima. Baghdad ain’t sh-t.”

#3: Kelly’s eldest son, Marine First Lieutenant Robert Kelly, was killed in action in Sangin, Afghanistan, while leading a platoon of Marines on a patrol. Kelly is the highest ranking military officer to lose a child in Iraq or Afghanistan. He has another son serving in the Marine Corps.

#4: As a Marine general during the Obama administration, he opposed opening combat jobs to women in the Marine Corps, and closing the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. He rejected the argument that the prison served as terrorist recruitment propaganda as nonsense. He told Defense One: “Bombing the living sh-t out of ISIS in Iraq and Afghanistan, Syria, that would maybe irritate them more than the fact we have Guantanamo open.”

#5: He is 67-years-old, and was born in Boston. Kelly enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1970, and became an officer in 1975. He retired in 2016, after serving 40 years in the Marine Corps. He’s a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and received a Master’s degree from Georgetown.

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Poor Kelly.  Wonder what his post COS obit will read like.  Maybe he will last six months?  Can't believe he accepted the position, what a downgrade from such a distinguished career.  Sad.  

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Hopefully his first "unofficial" action will be to speak "privately" with Trump, where he'll bitch slap Trumpie around a little, and make it crystal clear that the CoC is to begin acting consistently like an adult from now on.

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Distinguished career, no doubt about that.

Have to think less of him for agreeing to work directly for this fool, we'll see how it goes.

I wonder if Trump will insult his wife for being a Gold Star mom.....remember..... Trump has sacrificed too....he donated....... but not really.

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10 hours ago, KnewBee said:

Poor Kelly.  Wonder what his post COS obit will read like.  Maybe he will last six months?  Can't believe he accepted the position, what a downgrade from such a distinguished career.  Sad.  

I woulda thunk he'd be much happier staying in Homeland Security. Now he's getting out of his element.

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Kelly has no political baggage and in the last 9 months has shaped up DHS and put them back on the Defend the Nation track.  

The new little chit in the Comm Department will not bother Kelly. I'll bet he has the White House Staff in hand in 60 days and focused on Clearing the Road for the President in all situations.

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 Dem Party members disagree:

Barbara Lee (D)

By putting Gen John Kelly in charge, Pres Trump is militarizing the White House & putting our executive branch in the hands of an extremist.

 

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1 hour ago, Jim DE said:

I worry who will take his place at homeland security...... and how long will the appointment take go through our disfubctional Senate

I heard the current asst head, some woman...can't remember her name, but the transition should be painless.

Maybe the new guy feels he can influence Trump more the closer he is.CoS is right there with his closest advisors.

But, Trump seems to like folks that seek his approval, and the competition among those closest to him to seek approval is what he feels kees his staff sharp. Disappointment means you are gone, and nobody wants to be the guy that upsets him.

Trump thrives on the chaos, and adolation of those seeking approval.

I don't see this guy fitting that mold, he seems like his own man. I wonder how it going to play out.

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17 minutes ago, Little said:

 Dem Party members disagree:

Barbara Lee (D)

By putting Gen John Kelly in charge, Pres Trump is militarizing the White House & putting our executive branch in the hands of an extremist.

 

That she is against him is enough to get my support even if he didn't already have it.

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