Alter: Gen John Kelly Needs to Let Us Know He Doesn’t Operate Like We’re in a Banana Republic

Saturday on MSNBC, Daily Beast columnist Jonathan Alter weighed in on the dispute between White House chief of staff John Kelly and Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL), saying Kelly needed to indicate he was not operating as if the United States is a banana republic.

“[Kelly] was just wrong on the facts — not maybe wrong, not alternative wrong, facts wrong, he was just wrong,” Alter said. “And it’s extraordinarily important that we keep the facts in our focus here, and especially for him. He needs to indicate that he has not gone all Trump on us and he has not become not just another banana Republican who operates as if we’re living in some Latin American banana republic. We can’t have that.”

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