Retired general who served with John Kelly in Iraq blasts Trump’s chief of staff: ‘I don’t recognize him’
White House chief of staff John Kelly gives a press briefing. Image via screengrab.

CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta reports on a shocking admission by a retired general who had served with John Kelly in Iraq.


"I don’t recognize Kelly," the unnamed general said of President Donald Trump's chief of staff.

Kelly's former colleague was also in disbelief over Kelly's reported handling of the domestic abuse scandal involving top White House official Rob Porter, who resigned on Wednesday.

"I don’t get it. As a former commander, he should know to distance himself from someone accused of something like this until the facts are published," the retired general added.

Also on Wednesday, CNN reported that Kelly elevated Porter after learning of the domestic abuse allegations.