Chief Of Staff John Kelly Calls Confederate General An "Honorable Man"
He also defended Confederate monuments: "History is history."
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said Monday that "the lack of ability to compromise caused the Civil War," and praised Confederate general Robert E. Lee as an "honorable man."
People on the internet were like WTF.
Kelly also offered his response to special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, saying that he believes the investigation "should wrap up soon." Asked about the charges against three Trump campaign aides made public Monday, he said the administration "would let the legal justice system work."
"Everyone's innocent until — presumed innocent — and we'll see where it goes," he said.
Former campaign manager Paul Manafort and former campaign official Rick Gates surrendered to Mueller Monday, and former Trump foreign policy advisor pleaded guilty to making a false statement to the FBI after lying about his contacts with foreign nationals tied to the Russian government.