5 most interesting things Gen. John Kelly said on Laura Ingraham’s new show on Fox News

October 31, 2017

5 most interesting things Gen. John Kelly said on Laura Ingraham’s new show on Fox News

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Laura Ingraham’s new primetime show on Fox News debuted Monday night. Her first big get was White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly, who sat down for a wide ranging interview that lasted more than 20 minutes, covering everything from the Russia investigation to the removal of Civil War monuments.

Here are the 5 most interesting things Kelly said, ranked.

1. On the indictments of former Trump associates Paul Manafort, George Papadopoulos and Rick Gates:

“My job is such that I am completely consumed between 0600 in the morning and whenever I get home at night, which is usually pretty late. I’m not in a position to watch very much in the TV. I know that the gentlemen were indicted today. All of the activities, as I understand it, that they were indicted for was long before they ever met Donald Trump or had an association with the campaign.”

2. While the White House said earlier Monday the indictments had “nothing to do with us,” Kelly seemed to imply Trump is indeed under investigation.

″[The investigation] should wrap up soon. I mean, it would seem that they’re towards the end of the witness pile and I don’t know how much longer it could possibly go on, but we’re in great hopes that it wraps up. It is very distracting to the president, as it would be to any citizen, to be investigated for something, while at the same time trying to carry the weight of what being President of the United States means on his shoulder.”

3. On a Virginia church removing plaques honoring George Washington and Robert E. Lee, which leads to Kelly’s views on the start of the Civil War:

“Robert E. Lee was an honorable man. He was a man that gave up, gave up his country to fight for his state, which in 150 years ago was more important than country. It was always loyalty to state first back in those days. Now it’s different today. But the lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War and men and women of good faith on both sides made their stand where their conscience had them make their stand.”

4. On if he should apologize to Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) for accusing her of politicizing the death of Army Sgt. La David Johnson and for falsely attacking her for bragging about securing funding for an FBI building.

“Oh, no. No. Never. Well, I’ll apologize if I need to. But for something like that, absolutely not. I stand by my comments.”

5. The nuclear threat posed by North Korea keeps him up at night:

“It certainly still is, because there’s such a destabilizing. But the great, the great hope we all have and they’re already doing this, is that the Chinese exert their pressure. They’re already observing the sanctions; we know that, to exert pressure on the leadership in North Korea and we have great hopes for the Russians as well.”

Premiere week for “The Ingraham Angle” continues tonight. On Wednesday’s show, Ingraham chats with with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. The program airs weeknights at 10 p.m. on Fox News.