Apparently, a presidential Chief-of-Staff sharing the same definition of patriotism as his boss is now a bad thing.
But that’s only if the C-i-S in question is John Kelly, and the president in question is Donald Trump.
In all fairness, it should also be noted that the ones casting the accusatory finger is none other than the paragon of objectivity and fairness, The New York Times.
As **achem** “reported” by Peter Baker of The Times, the writer bemoans that Kelly hasn’t reigned-in Trump to his satisfaction;
For all of the talk of Mr. Kelly as a moderating force and the so-called grown-up in the room, it turns out that he harbors strong feelings on patriotism, national security and immigration that mirror the hard-line views of his outspoken boss.
Imagine that… a man who spent well over 40 years in the Marine Corps happens to be a solid pro-American patriot. Whoda thunk it?
These are the type of men General John Kelly led as
Commander of all Multinational Forces in western Iraq.
It’s bad enough when the President of the United States refers to your publication as “the failing New York Times.” But when your White House correspondent is made to look the fool in front of the entire nation, that’s something else entirely.
Case in point: While conducting his daily press briefing, White House Press Secretary and Communications Director Sean Spicer gave quite the etiquette lesson to Times reporter Glenn Thrush.
“This is the most transparent administration in history.”– Barack Obama
In an interview with a Middle East-based news agency, the executive editor for the New York Times described the Obama Administrative as “the most secretive” she’s encountered in over two decades worth of her being in the newspaper business, as reported by the right-of-center news portal News Busters on Jan. 23, 2014.
Set to air this upcoming Sunday, reporter John Seigenthaler of the Persian Gulf-based al-Jazeera news service (American branch) had quite an illuminating interview with one of the heaviest of hitters of the Fourth Estate as he quizzed the executive editor of The New York Times Jill Abramson.