John Kelly, General USMC (ret) and White House Chief of Staff held his first Press Conference since taking that position. He performance got high marks from the media as an example of how a “leader” interacts with the media. It is certainly worth a listen.
“I believe every American, when the national anthem is played, should cover their hearts and think about all the men and women who have been maimed and killed,” Kelly said. “Every American should stand up and think for three lousy minutes.”
Do individuals have a right to protest during the national anthem? Certainly. BUT, given your unique opportunity as an NFL player, if your protest isn’t linked to leadership action designed to remedy this problem you feel so strongly about — I think it you are a CLOWN.
John Allen, General USMC (ret), is a Distinguished Fellow in Residence – Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at the Brookings Institute. He joined us today to talk about the appointment of one of his best friends, John Kelly, to the White House Chief of Staff position; we’ll also discuss the current situation with North Korea and the role China COULD play if it so desired.
Gen John Kelly, President-elect Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security joined us in July of 2016 to talk about his career, leadership, losing a son in combat in Afghanistan and post-combat related mental health. A great leader and a very candid interview.