John Kelly's slide into murky moral territory continues. The embattled White House Chief of Staff tried explain away Trump's controversial remarks to a war widow, but the president tweeted afterwards that he hadn't in fact made those statements, leaving Kelly with egg on his face.
Now Kelly has a new scandal to deal with – one entirely of his own making.
On Thursday, during his White House briefing addressing the Trump remarks, Kelly issued an odd statement as part of his defense for the president.
While it is not clear what he meant from "recent cases" – the Harvey Weinstein scandal, perhaps? – one thing, however, was. Women were not enthused by his statement that about their once "sacred" place in society.
John Kelly's "good 'ol days" when women were considered "sacred." https://t.co/Sz6v6mAIP8— objkshn (@objkshn)1508444873.0
Kelly's statement is especially appalling considering he said it in defense of a president who has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women, and whose administration is systematically working to disenfranchise the female population.
John Kelly lamenting days when women were held sacred while launching an attack on an outspoken congresswoman really sums the whole thing up— Lauren Duca (@Lauren Duca)1508449669.0