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Can Marine General John Kelly Bring Discipline to the White House?

Can Marine General John Kelly Bring Discipline to the White House? Read Transcript


One of General John Kelly's first orders of business was

to convince President Trump to dismiss White House

Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci,

who had attacked fellow White House staffers

in a profanity-laced interview with a reporter.

DALE HURD: Scaramucci lasted only 10 days.

Look, the president certainly felt that Anthony's comments

were inappropriate for a person in that position,

and he didn't want to burden General Kelly.

Did General Kelly ask him to leave or did

the president ask him to leave?

Did he volunteer his resignation,

or how did that play out?

I'm not going to get into the process.

Tick-tock.

Look, as we've said several times before,

what matters most to us is not who's

employed in the White House, but who's employed

in the rest of the country.

DALE HURD: Scaramucci became the seventh major administration

official to leave in President Trump's first six months.

General Kelly previously ran the Department

of Homeland Security.

We all know him, we respect him, admire what he's done.

DALE HURD: Kelly will need a smooth

running White House to handle the multitude of foreign policy

problems left by the Obama administration.

News that new North Korean missiles now

have the range to hit much of the continental US, a new mini

Cold War with Russia after Congress

slapped sanctions on the Putin regime,

and Russia expelled 755 US diplomats.

And the growing crisis in Venezuela,

which has been hit by political unrest and violence

in recent months, and where the White House says

socialist President Nicolas Maduro

is building a dictatorship with the creation

of a new constituent assembly to rewrite the Constitution

to give him more power.

The Treasury Department hit Maduro with economic sanctions.

Maduro, himself, he joins a very exclusive club,

including Mr. Mugabe, Bashar al-Assad,

and Kim Jong Un in terms of the brutal repression of his

people, and in this case, the abrogation of the Constitution

with the assembly.

Trump's team will need as much order and discipline

as possible in the days ahead with so many foreign policy

challenges abroad, while gearing up

to take on tax reform and the budget battle here at home.

Dale Hurd, CBN News.

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